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Cognitive entrenchment and abstract thinking

Modern work demands knowledge transfer and abstract thinking, things which are not being actively taught in our highly - specialized academic curriculums.

It’s harder to be creative in a field the longer you have been studying it. It is best to insist on ‘having one foot outside your world’, to try to have broad interests and not focus on solely one thing in your learning path.

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