DTD Episode 7: Jack of all Trades Master of Many?


DTD Podcast 7 – Jack of all Trades Master of Many? – We are going to discuss a HIGHLY debatable topic today.  It’s  about being an expert in many areas or in other words, a Jack of All Trades.

It’s often been said that being a Jack of all Trades is a bad thing.  Why? Because you are not a master of anything and when you are in a corporate structure, you have to be skilled in a particular area in order to get hired for that job.  However, being a Jack of all Trades is not necessarily a bad thing as my think.  In fact it can help open your mind to new ideas and discover your true passions in life!

Topics of Discussion:

  • How a friends passion in exploring unique furniture design created a pathway to a new business
  • Is being a Jack of All Trades a bad thing?  Why or why not?
  • Using your existing expertise to explore other areas of expertise
  • Internet – The New Gateway to Excel your Learning Process
  • Jack of all Trades – Master of Many? What does that mean? Is this not counter intuitive to what we have been told in the past?
  • What does being an expert in one area mean?  The 10,000 hour rule.
  • Going to college and getting a well rounded education – Is this a good or bad thing?
  • Expanding your skills in the corporate environment
  • Investing in your own self development and skill-sets.
  • Do you need to be a MASTER in your new found interest?
  • Where and why the 10,000 hour rule does not necessarily apply to be an “expert”
  • The Benefits of investing in yourself
  • Learning from History – The Archetype Renaissance Man –  Leonardo Da Vinci