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Tiger Woods vs Roger Federer

Tiger Woods vs Roger Federer

Tiger Woods

  1. Started Training when 2 yrs old
  2. Deliberated practice since child
  3. Became prodigy in teens
  4. GOAT in Golfing

Roger Federer

  1. Played different sports till 10 yrs old
  2. Developed overall physical proficiency
  3. Became star player in his twenties
  4. GOAT in tennis

What does world needs, more Woods or more Federer?


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Generalist vs Specialist

Generalist vs Specialist

Debate of generalist vs specialist is very old. In some areas, generalist prevails and in some specialist thrives. 


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Where Specialist Survives?

Where Specialist Survives?

Specialist thrives in areas where:-

  1. experience generates expertise in the field
  2. pattern are repetitive, and pattern recognition is primary 
  3. focus is the key component
  4. during learning feedback to any action is fast and accurate.
  5. situations are less dynamic and 
  6. less no. of variable came in play

Eg of such areas are surgeon, chess player, golf etc


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Where Generalist Survives?

Where Generalist Survives?

Generalist survives in areas :-

  1. which are completely dynamic
  2. where patterns rarely emerges
  3. where situation are influenced by multiple variables.

In such area learning by repetition or deliberate practice is not fruitful as no feedback is possible and situations are continuously changing

Eg, Finance, Politics, International Relations, Economy etc


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Why Generalist get edge over Specialist?

Why Generalist get edge over Specialist?

Specialist usually suffer from "cognitive entrenchment", however generalist have a range where they flexibly applies knowledge/training  from one area to other pursuits.


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Advantage of being a Generalist.

Advantage of being a Generalist.

Generalist are generally open to new ideas and breadth of experience.

Generalist knew when to quit an unsuccessful endeavor without feeling guilty about it and experiment with something knew.

Biologically we do stay same , so our life and work preference changes overtime. Our personality changes with time &  experiences.

Hence, like Michelangelo we should not be afraid to try new things, as it is only way we can learn who we are and survive in this ever changing world.


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