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goobster  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

Well that just brought a lot of things into the light for me!

I am not a specialist in anything, and I find all systems and processes interesting. I will often sit in meetings with specialists who get completely wound up in the tiniest issues, and make them into the biggest problems... while completely losing sight of the fact that nobody actually uses the feature/function they are so wound up about.

I've also watched so many of my generalist friends get to senior leadership positions due to their "foxlike" abilities.

This is a book I am definitely going to buy...




veen  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My interest is also definitely piqued. I consider myself a generalist, but I also know it’s a weakness of mine to get lost in the substance of things. I sometimes think about this in D&D terms - you have points for Wisdom, which someone once explained to me as how big your world is. Experts look only at the small plot of land that is their niche, while generalists enjoy and wander around the endless fields of study. Experts have intelligence, but not always have wisdom.

katakowsj  ·  48 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Agreed. I may check this out too. Looks like proof for the stickiness of "Too close to the forest to see the trees."