Why deep generalists may soon replace specialists at the workplace
In the age of automation, learning and unlearning should be a lifelong pursuit
Tennis star Roger Federer dabbled in basketball, handball, skiing, wrestling, swimming, table tennis and skateboarding while growing up. When he began to gravitate towards tennis, his parents cautioned him against taking the sport too seriously. Essentially, when they discovered his love for sports, they encouraged him to have what author Dave Epstein calls “sampling period", which includes low risk experiments meant to organically discover what one loves doing and wants to succeed in.