The Polymath Playbook

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Generalist vs Specialist

Fox and hedgehog

Generalist fox

Jack of all trades, master of none, but often better than master of one

Able to combine mental models

Specialist hedgehog



Diminishing returns

Fluidity is the essence of our humanity.

Society wants you to stay in your lane.

We wait for the world to tell us it’s okay. I can tell you from experience that you’ll probably never get that permission.

August 19, 2019