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David Epstein’s Range explains the greatness of Roger Federer and other generalists.

Why Some of us Don't Have One True Calling | Emilie Wapnick | TEDxBend

Have too many passions to settle on just one? Perfect. Your unique mix of interests may turn out to be your very own super power. Author, entrepreneur and ar...

The Swiss Army Lawyer (138) | Legal Evolution

innovation in law as in other areas most naturally in narrow spaces, where trial and error and customer feedback loops can be managed coherently.

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think... Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.

Why We Need Generalists In The Workplace - TODD HENRY

Don't try to conform generalists into specialists. They can be some of the most resourceful people you will meet, and resourcefulness is a critical skill in fluid workplaces.

Rethinking the generalist versus specialist: a different value proposition for today’s different business climate | Expert360

The world is awash with business consultants. Industry numbers, especially for self-employed consultants, continue to grow and show no signs of slowing. Add to this, traditional consulting models are under renewed and intense pressure to achieve promised value like never before. What new opportunities do self-employed consultants offer organisations struggling to keep pace with ever-increasing business change accelerants?

Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World | Hacker News

I'm currently a VP of Engineering for a small company. I know most would probably say that I've made it, but I'm looking for my next opportunity and struggling. It's hard to get a job at a larger (200 employee) company as each role filled is expected to be specialized and focused.

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Specialists Do Better Than Generalists. But Deep Generalists Do Even Better. - Andrew Sobel

The new wisdom is: Become a visible expert in a niche. If you do you’ll command high fees and be sought after. You’ll get noticed. You’ll out-compete generalists. All true. But even more true is this: Add some breadth to…

The Ultimate Career Choice: Generalist vs. Specialist | Cleverism

We’ll examine the advantages and disadvantages of generalist and specialist career paths and discuss what employees are saying about the two choices.