STREET DOGS: The advantage of being a generalist
Depending on the industry, it sometimes helps not to be a specialist
Now I’m a scientific expert; that means I know nothing about absolutely everything. — Arthur C Clarke
In certain areas you’d be at a material disadvantage if you weren’t a specialist. The advantage of being a generalist is you can apply a disciplined absolute value approach, and you can come at a problem with a perspective or proposed solution that the person who’s deep in the weeds can’t necessarily see because they’re so focused on that particular sector...