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The Neo-Generalist — Why & What

After I read the book, The Neo-Generalist, by Kenneth Mikkelsen and Richard Martin, thoughts, feelings and stories shared in it resonates as I am shifting in a world of constant of change.

In this interview, they share their intent with this book:

“I hope that our book can serve as a conversation starter and hopefully open people’s eyes to a more inclusive way of looking at the value that specialists and generalists add to society.” — Kenneth Mikkelsen

The Neo-Generalist, and why we should all have 'one'Source: The Neo-Generalist, and why we should all have ‘one’ by Mark Storm

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I was interviewed by Kenneth Mikkelsen to be mentioned in the book:

“Researcher and digital explorer Rotana Ty, for example, in reflecting on his own experiences living on the specialist–generalist continuum and adapting to contextual shifts, makes reference to the disc-jockey concept favoured by Sanders and Sloly. A DJ, particularly in the era that followed the emergence of hip hop in the late 1970s, constantly borrows from, samples and remixes existing music to create something new. They do in music what the modernist authors of the 1920s were doing in literature; stealing like artists, as Austin Kleon phrases it.(…) In another variation, business adviser, analyst and occasional jazz pianist Jane McConnell favours the metaphor of the drinks mixologist, who like a DJ crafts something unique from creative integration. The neo-generalist is ever curious, painting pictures, telling stories, mixing, sampling, experimenting, trying to redraw the edges of the map.”

Book Review

As a word person and visual thinker, I made sense of what I read from this insightful interview. I also share some thoughts visually and additional ones through the visual below:

I have included in this visual the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and UNESCO. You can see better this visual here.

Next steps

View and hear this talk from Kenneth Mikkelsen

Use those visuals and words as well:

Graphical overview of content in The #NeoGeneralist. Might be helpful when you read the book.” @KenHMikkelsen

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