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Daniella Piccioni

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Be a master at one thing, or be highly capable of many things, but never excel?

I was thinking more along the lines of one area or subject. Examples could be sports, education, arts, etc.

Feel free to share any ideas. Interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions.

Thank you :)


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    Jul 29 2012: Change your frame of reference. The person who has a wide variety of skills - but not the "master" at any one of them is, however, in a position to be a master facilitator between others. To coordinate projects that require many specific experts, to translate between groups, and so on. A CEO needs to understand some IT, for instance, and some organizational psychology so he can understand and coordinate the people under him who know a ton of psych but no IT and vice-versa. Ship's captain. President. Peacemaker. etc.

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