The English Ones

Musings #3 Are you a cross-careerist? O_O

When you work different jobs, you can identify where ideas interact — and more significantly, where they should interact. “It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing,” said Steve Jobs, who was the embodiment of interdisciplinary thinking.

the insights of a cool article that you must read

I’ve always been some sort of an ardent proponent of “trans”, “cross”, “inter”, “multi” and all the other prefixes in that range. I’ve identified as a Renaissance (wo)man, when all the pressure was on me becoming an expert. And I’m not saying that’s wrong, it’s just a limited worldview. (I’m not saying I’m not an expert in some fields, either :)) )

But, all of a sudden, the last years have been about multipotentialites, combining careers and so on and so forth. Because the rhythm of change in our society needs that way of dealing with reality. (Or maybe society always needed that, as well.)

And that makes me feel so happy!

For it is both about range and depth. It’s about making connections, understanding the world, and making use of all that knowledge to create something more / different / beyond. It’s the real getting out of the box, right?

So what are you passionate about that can enrich your career(s)?

Bonus watch:

Emilie Wapnick being awesome

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