DTD Podcast 7 – Jack of all Trades Master of Many? – We are going to discuss a HIGHLY debatable topic today. It’s about being an expert in many areas or in other words, a Jack of All Trades.
It’s often been said that being a Jack of all Trades is a bad thing. Why? Because you are not a master of anything and when you are in a corporate structure, you have to be skilled in a particular area in order to get hired for that job. However, being a Jack of all Trades is not necessarily a bad thing as my think. In fact it can help open your mind to new ideas and discover your true passions in life!
Topics of Discussion:
- How a friends passion in exploring unique furniture design created a pathway to a new business
- Is being a Jack of All Trades a bad thing? Why or why not?
- Using your existing expertise to explore other areas of expertise
- Internet – The New Gateway to Excel your Learning Process
- Jack of all Trades – Master of Many? What does that mean? Is this not counter intuitive to what we have been told in the past?
- What does being an expert in one area mean? The 10,000 hour rule.
- Going to college and getting a well rounded education – Is this a good or bad thing?
- Expanding your skills in the corporate environment
- Investing in your own self development and skill-sets.
- Do you need to be a MASTER in your new found interest?
- Where and why the 10,000 hour rule does not necessarily apply to be an “expert”
- The Benefits of investing in yourself
- Learning from History – The Archetype Renaissance Man – Leonardo Da Vinci