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By their very nature generalists tend not to congregate. Our interests are so many and so varied that it's almost counter-intuitive to try to gather us around a common theme. But it is indeed possible.

This community's goal is simply to define what it is to be a creative generalist and build a directory of sorts for those who specialize in everything.

Generalists, you're not alone. And you really should meet each other. Welcome.

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Mark Ecko: Embrace the Mess

Whether it's due to exclusive communities in your industry or a slavish devotion to page views, tweets, and awards, it's easy to get caught up in pleasing others. Entrepreneur, media mogul, and designer Marc Eckō tell us that, if we're not careful,…
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What are some of the interesting trends for 2014?


Besides some big sports events (Winter Olympics and World Football Championship), it is likely that we will see further disruptions at political, environmental and economical level.


Here is a small overview of areas, which will need your attention.



Always ON – Occasionally OFF

As, we are digitally connected at every time and every place; it becomes increasingly important to plan some time to ‘de-digitalize’. This…


Posted by Arnold Beekes on January 14, 2014 at 5:10am

Speed Mentoring – Creative Tool to Engage, Elicit and Empower

Mentoring – Creative Tool to Engage, Elicit and Empower

May 20, 2013

tags: mentee, mentor, mentoring,…

Posted by Hugh Anthony on May 20, 2013 at 11:13pm

Who wants to take action? Input from #innoideachat

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- T/Pi/I/Comb-shaped, polymath, versatalist, generalist, Renaissance man, jack-of-all-trades, GenFlux, wide…


Posted by Arnold Beekes on May 2, 2013 at 4:37am

Social Media: Strategies and Techniques for Boosting Success

Hugh Anthony, Lifestyle Writer

Social Media

In this brave new world of digital and social media the thoughts of how we can…


Posted by Hugh Anthony on April 27, 2013 at 11:30am


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Raising all boats 2 Replies

The nature of being a Creative Generalist is a (pursued interest) in a wide variety of topics, and skills, which by the way is the definition of talent. Talent can be defined as a (diligently pursued…Continue

Started by Peter Mullen. Last reply by Peter Mullen Jul 25.

People tell me I can't be a generalist with deep understading of many things? Why not? 10 Replies

Did it ever happen to you that friends, colleagues, even strangers, tell you: "you can't know that much of many things and understand them so well, it is just not possible!"... This has happened to…Continue

Started by Francisco Perez. Last reply by Peter Mullen Jul 12.

BURNOUT - stopping the wandering mind 15 Replies

Does anyone else have this problem?? My mind wanders constantly, and by saying this I don't mean in a 'head in the clouds' wishy washy kind of a way. I'm talking more about tangents.Here is an…Continue

Started by Sarah Wacey. Last reply by Neringa M Atkinson Jul 12.

Blending Finance, Video, Music, Games, and Web/Software? 4 Replies

Just a short bit about myself - I recently graduated from undergrad, with the most useful skills/interests I have currently all being self taught.  I've been jumping from group to group in SF trying…Continue

Started by William Mok. Last reply by Arnold Beekes Feb 19.



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