On being an ‘Expert-Generalist’

Some weeks back I came across an article on Medium entitled 1 Powerful Way to Boost Your Creativity by Ravi Shankar Rajan which introduced the term ‘Expert-Generalist’ to me. As I read it I gave out a yelp of ‘YES! Yes, that’s it!’ and did a little jig to myself (not unusual behaviour). I had finally found something that seemed to explain and pull together my varied background, both in my career and personal life, giving some clarity to my scrambled mind. So let’s take a somewhat meandering look at what this means for me and my career.

What is an Expert-Generalist?