You might have read that the world is trending towards Hyperspecialization and to succeed you must become an expert in a very narrow field.
You’ve also likely heard the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none”. The thought defines a person who is competent with many skills but is not necessarily outstanding in any particular one and thus cannot succeed to any great level.
The danger of becoming a master of only one thing is when the world doesn’t need your mastery anymore you’re left searching for the next specialty (and that day will likely come). It may also be too late to begin the learning curve on a new hyperspecialization.
Generalization might not be the best path to long term success, but it will likely help you survive tough times. To flourish, the new phrase should be “Master one or two specialties, be competent in many, and prepare to change with the market”.
There is risk involved in whatever path you choose, so choose wisely! Have a great week……Mark