generalist vs specialist

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. – Robert A. Heinlein

Plenty has been said already on the topic of “generalists” vs. “specialists”, with influencers and scholars defending one view or the other.  At LA76 we do think being ‘Jack of many’ trades is useful, existential and exciting.

Tim Ferriss shares his top 5 reasons to be a Jack of All Trades here.