He didn’t really like that idea, as he is the type of person that spends the time and effort becoming and expert at something before moving on. He enjoys being a specialist, and being able to fix problems that others cannot.
I have always been more of a generalist. I like to learn a bit of everything, so that I have a wide arsenal at my disposal, but I always have to research or contract out on the more difficult bits.
It started me wondering what is better, especially from the point of view of a freelancer. Should you be a specialist, and focus on one subject that you are the best at, or a generalist, and load your brain up with bites of knowledge from hundreds of disciplines?
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