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Why People Who Have “Multiple Skills” Are More Likely to be Successful

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Advantages of Being a Polymath

The COVID-19 pandemic will change lives and careers than any other event in recent history. We’re not even sure of the duration of the effects of this pandemic yet. We are sure of its scope around the world — hope you are safe and your family is safe and indoors too.

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Cross-discipline expertise help can help you survive and thrive in almost any environment. “The future belongs to the integrators, ” says Educator Ernest Boyer. Modern work demands that we become versatile and live a more polymathic life.

You can make space for multiple interests and improv...

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1. Become the best at one specific thing.

2. Become very good (top 25%) at two or more things.

The first strategy is difficult to the point of near impossibility. Few people will ever play in the NBA or make a platinum album. I don’t recommend anyone even try.

The second strateg...

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In the 21st century, careers are no longer narrowly defined by core skills, but through complementary skills and learning agility. Complementary skills include the ability to work effortlessly with others, the ability to apply knowledge across disciplines, the ability to understand and manage you...

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Learn something totally different from your expertise. Develop a wide range of skills that complement and support your main skill. Ask yourself, what do I want to achieve? What’s my goal, vision, or target after isolation? And then ask yourself what are the most important skills I need to have t...

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