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Embrace Your Penchant for Polymathy

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Harness lifelong learning in many areas.

Society tells us that we should become a narrow specialist—that we should pick one niche to become an expert in and stick to that for the entirety of our careers. That is considered the default path to professional success: specialization. However, there is an alternate path to consider: becoming a polymathic professional.


Polymathy studies scholar Robert Root-Bernstein defines polymathy as "active engagement in multiple interests or endeavors

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