Just read interesting NY Times article on super successful people
Being able to look beyond their specialty early — as opposed to being highly specialized their entire career and then thrust into a leadership role — distinguished great leaders more than any inherent advantage in their upbringing, he said.
“These people had a chance to be a generalist early on, as opposed to being specialists their whole career,” Mr. Lindsay said. “They had that experience in their early 30s or 40s.”
So it is time for the end of specialists? Our hiring structure is set up for specialists and it can be hard for generalists to find the right jobs - but it does seem the key to success
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