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The Neo-Generalist : Where you go is who you are, Paperback / softback Book

The Neo-Generalist : Where you go is who you are Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Have you encountered difficulties describing what you do to other people?

Have you ever labelled yourself in order to be understood?

Is there a difference in the way that a generalist and a specialist can stay relevant?

If you had to design an approach to education fit for the twenty-first century, what would it look like?

How do you live a life of meaning if you live in more than one world?During an era still dominated by hyperspecialism and experts with 'the one right answer', the neo-generalist defies easy classification.

They are tricksters who traverse multiple domains, living between categories and labels.

Encompassing rather than rejecting, the neo-generalist is both specialist and generalist; a restless multidisciplinarian who is forever learning.

The neo-generalist brings together diverse people, synthesising ideas and practice, addressing the big issues that confront us in order to shape a better future.

They are curious, responsive, connective. In The Neo-Generalist, Kenneth Mikkelsen and Richard Martin examine what it is like to be in frequent motion on the specialist-generalist continuum.

To illustrate their idea, they draw on stories from numerous disciplines and cultures; from business, art, science, education, activism and sport.

In so doing, they explore the characteristics and behaviours of individuals who give expression to their neo-generalism, highlighting the social and organizational benefits they enable.

These are border-crossing leaders, innovators, creators and explorers who are already stewarding tomorrow's world.

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