The Expert Generalist

I am not a specialist like Jiro. I probably never will be.  I’ve held an embarrassing number and array of jobs: basket weaver, house maid, pool man for Aquarama, plant nursery guy, Arby’s cashier, valet and then room service at the Carolina Inn, intramural ref, fry guy at the Carolina Brewery, window washer business owner, commodities trader assistant, pressure washer, mortgage broker, software salesman, startup founder, marketer.

Credit DieselDemon via Flickr
Credit DieselDemon via Flickr

I’ve done a bunch of random things: church performer, student govt leader, salutatorian (I got robbed for the top spot), lived in Spain, MBA, play piano/guitar/banjo/harmonica, recovering road cyclist, mountain biker, jogging, swimming, disc golf, band leader for 10 years.

Somewhere there’s value in all of this.  Being a little bit good at a bunch of different stuff.

There is no big purpose to the Expert Generalist.  This is writing for the sake of writing.  For being able to finally clearly articulate and think through everything.

The ideas contained here are rarely, if ever, my own. I’ll give credit where credit is due, cite sources if possible, use data when needed. Mostly I just make things up and share what I took away from it all.

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