Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Generalization/Specialization

Generalization or specialization?...for work?...for play?...for strategy?...for life?

Is generalization or specialization valued to a higher degree in modern society? Is the answer the same for ancient society? If not, what changed? Will there be a point in the future in which specialization is absolutely necessary for success?

Would you rather generalize or specialize? Why?

Do generalists make superior leaders? Do specialists make superior teachers in that which they specialize?

Imagine two intelligences that perform the same task. One intelligence is a complete specialist in that task. The other intelligence is almost a complete specialist but also has some general knowledge.

Which intelligence in the above scenario is better at the task? Is it true that a complete specialist can perform the specialty task with maximum efficiency? Does non-specialized knowledge in a task distract the performance of that task?

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