What’s Wrong With Being A Jack Of All Trades?

Niklas Göke
Jul 7, 2017 · 2 min read
  1. In today’s world, it’s irrelevant.

Being A Generalist Is No Longer A Bad Thing…

In the Middle Ages, if you only sorta knew how to repair a horse shoe, weren’t funny enough to be the king’s jester and just half-decent at farming, you were screwed.

Daniel Defoe Put In The Pillory. Maybe he knew too much about too many things.
Say what you will, Smosh is funny.

…But We Haven’t Received The Message Yet

Luckily, some people work hard to spread the word that being a generalist is not a bad thing.


The world needs jacks of all trades. And it also needs an updated version of the phrase.

How about jack of all trades, master of all?

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