We live in a one-track world, but anyone can become a polymath
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.
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Polymaths manage to achieve mastery across multiple industries, arts, or fields of study. What sets them apart? The willingness and drive to learn new.
Cultivating a broad range of pursuits was once seen as the richest way to live, and the surest path to Great discoveries.
Even today, in a time where the model of efficiency via hyper-specialisation has shifted our focus from ideas to output, the envelope-shifters we most look up to are polymaths. (Steve Jobs and Elon Musk spring to mind.)
..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, t...