Generalist or Specialist?!

There’s often been a debate about which path is best to pursue; the generalist who is adept, flexible and adaptable to the ever-changing digital landscape, or the dedicated specialist who has spent years, or decades honing her craft to a fine skill. Essentially it is a battle between breadth and depth. Continue reading “Generalist or Specialist?!”

The Current State of Formal Education

Since graduating from University from my Science degree – I vowed never to go back again to formal study. It’s not because I had a bad experience (the lecturers, tutors and friends made will stay with me for life). It’s because (just like an extension from high-school) it simply taught you to jump through hoops.

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The Value Of Looking Outside Your Profession

It’s not often Formula One and Paediatric Surgeons are mentioned in the same sentence.  Yet surgeons at Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children looked to Ferrari’s pit-stop team for inspiration to improve the efficiency and effectiveness when transporting patients into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) heart surgery.

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Starting A Business? Don’t Be Selfish

“Be Your Own Boss” “Follow Your Passion” “Escape 9 til 5”

When I hear statements like this, alarms bells immediately go off. Whether it be through Facebook targeted ads, or a friend who convinces me to attend some MLM event – it revolves around the same selfish reason – YOU! Continue reading “Starting A Business? Don’t Be Selfish”

Don’t Jump!

*Disclaimer – I have nothing against specialised careers. They are integral to our society (Doctors/Lawyers/Scientists). I simply believe there are too many people that fall into these careers for the wrong reasons.

So what do you do if you happen to find yourself in a specialised career  that you have fallen out of love with? Continue reading “Don’t Jump!”