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He/She has a endless power to improvise with what is to hand.
The more fields of knowledge he/she covers, the greater his/her resources for improvisation.
To come up with new ideas, you need to know things outside your field.
The further afield your knowledge extends, the greater potential you have for innovation.
Over-specialisation in more about defending what one has learnt rather than making new connections.
The initial spurt of learning gives out, and the expert is left to defend his territory.
Polymaths differ from specialists, as they are on to a highway that is getting wider, and specialists are parked in a spot that is getting deeper.
Polymaths have the advantage of learning new fields of study, and forming new connections, while specialists start having a narrow vision by going deep, learning less. The learning ability of the polymath is the required skill-set of the future.
..is a kind of well-rounded person who knows a lot of things from several areas life. Academics, politics, health, pop culture, art… everything.
In addition to knowledge, this person also has versed skills and talents.