Multipotentiality and the Future of Work

Have you ever felt like you don’t have one true calling? When asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, did multiple answers spring to mind? 

On today’s extra, we dive into the idea of multipotentiality, spurred by a recent TED talk by Emilie Wapnick. In a world where much of the discussion around talent and career advancement has focused on deep specialization, what role can sharp, flexible generalists play in the future of work? How is the latest research pointing to the benefits of pairing experts with generalists to drive towards creativity and a good blend of both vertical and lateral thinking? 


We discuss these topics and reflect on our own perspectives on talent on our latest extra. Enjoy!

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