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Why you should become a deep generalist, not a specialist

It was a meeting of the minds — three of the world’s most unconventional thinkers in a delightfully conventional setting.

The glow of candlelight. The aroma of fresh oregano.

And the sound of vigorous debate, mixed with occasional bursts of laughter, filled the room.

It was a dinner party with an unlikely combination of guests. One man spoke Greek. Another Italian. And yet another English.

The trio communicated through an electronic translator, worn as an earpiece. Were you to eavesdrop on their conversation, you might assume they were old friends.

However, you would be mistaken.

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