Where are the polymaths hiding?
Davide 'Folletto' Casali
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Thank you for putting the central theme of my life into an excellent descriptive context. I’m an accomplished baker, a linguist, a global sales director, an antique house restorer, a cheese maker … Moving into a new industry has ofttimes proven an exhausting process of convincing people that not having 28 years of experience in X should not be viewed as a handicap. Truth be told, I have come to believe that a majority of the resistance I’ve encountered to me as a polymath originates in a defensive posture from industry incumbents. If a person without decades of baking/semiconductor/construction/etc. experience can just waltz in here and do our jobs, then what’s to stop the company from replacing us all with cheaper, less experienced alternatives.

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