How to be better than most people at most things
In this episode, I play back an interview where I was asked about generalism–what it is, and how to develop it–that is, how to become better than most people, at mos tthings.
In this talk with Dr. T, I unpack the philosophy of generalism, while giving examples of how it applies to fitness, business, creativity, and life.
- The 80% rule (why you should go up to but not beyond 80% of any skill).
- Why a good generalist is really a short term specialist.
- Why many you think are “the best” (read: specialists) are actually generalists.
- How to learn fast and stack skills to form a competitive and/or creative advantage.
I also make the case of why generalist (being better than most people, at most things) > specialist (being the best at only one) in almost every regard, and how people are gravely mislead when focusing too much (or for too long) in one direction.
This is perhaps my greatest exposition of generalism yet. That’s why I wanted to share.
How to Be Better Than Most People at Most Things
[A Guide to Expert-Generalism]
Show Notes and Mentioned Resources
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Dr. T’s It’s No Secret Podcast (Where this episode originally aired.)
My Soundcloud Supmuhhumbruh Music Account (Where y’all can listen to me play some tunes.)
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