My Zen Path

Dear reader

This newsletter features an interesting discussion about Specialist Vs. Generalist debate, trying to delve deeper in the role and usefulness of a generalist. 

It features a wonderful TED talk titled ‘Why specializing early doesn’t always mean career success’, which discuses career of many legends who did not start off with an early specialization. Among others, I didn't know that Vincent Van Gogh had five different careers, each of which he deemed his true calling before eventually turning to painting in his late 20's. :-)

Do watch, read and share your inputs on this topic. 

Fellow dabbler,
Manish @

March 2nd, 2024

The swiss-knife generalist

The Swiss-knife generalist

Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 hours rule has may takers and as a society we usually celebrate specialist in different areas. This article and related talk however discuss being a "generalist", often ignored with a contemptuous "jack of all trades" remark. This is not to undermine importance of a specialist, their contributions are helpful as well, but it is more about acknowledging …