An outpost for curious divergent thinkers who appreciate diversity, broad thinking, widely inspired ideas, and addressing issues globally.

FOUNDER'S NOTE

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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Labeling doesn’t work for #Generalists

 

Generalists love to learn, all the time. Sometimes a topic, a subject might catch their curious eye and their attention is drawn to it for a month, a quarter, a year. After a while the attraction becomes much less and they start to look for new topics. Adaptation has a powerful impact on Generalists.

In the background they still keep on fuelling their curiosity and love for learning, so they never focus on just one topic only.

 

A Generalist has a growth…

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Posted by Arnold Beekes on April 4, 2016 at 4:41am — 3 Comments

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…

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

Who wants to take action? Input from #innoideachat

#Innoideachat 040413

 

<Under each topic: the first responses are from Arnold Beekes, the +responses are from the community>

 

Society of Creative Generalists

-       http://creativegeneralist.org

-       The CeeGees

 

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

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

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What the world needs now is Generalists! Interesting article from FastCompany 1 Reply

...Even the scientists who make our most complicated software are sometimes baffled by how it works—and, more frighteningly, by how it breaks."The places where generalists can thrive best are the…Continue

Started by Suzanne G Carbon. Last reply by Arnold Beekes Aug 22.

What are your interests?And What is your overreaching theme? 3 Replies

(By the way I learned the term "Overreaching Theme" from this great generalist, her name is Emilie)…Continue

Tags: Sciences, Theme, Overreaching, Interests

Started by Arab Polymath. Last reply by pallav agarwal Jul 31, 2015.

People tell me I can't be a generalist with deep understading of many things? Why not? 11 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 Alex Kartelias Mar 27, 2015.

Meyers-Brigg Personality Test 10 Replies

Have you taken the Meyers-Brigg Personality Test? I've taken it twice over the years (work-related) and both times I've come out as an ENFP. I didn't really consider it until recently but it explains…Continue

Started by Melissa Danielle. Last reply by Melissa Danielle Feb 6, 2015.

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