Are you a jack-of-all-trades, master of none? Society once viewed such individuals as fickle drifters, but author Emilie Wapnick takes a contrarian view. She calls people with curiosity about many different fields “multipotentialites” and explains why they frequently bring more to the table than specialists and boast characteristics that are in high demand in today’s complex work environment. getAbstract recommends Wapnick’s polished talk to anyone who resists the pressure to focus on one discipline in favor of exploring myriad domains.
In this summary, you will learn
- What it means to be a “multipotentialite,”
- Why mainstream society doesn’t value multipotentiality and
- What strengths multipotentialites bring to the workplace.
About the Speaker
Author and artist Emilie Wapnick is the founder and creative director of Puttylike, a website for multipotentialites.
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2 years agoComo toda herramienta, hay que saber cuándo utilizar una persona con esas características. Como dice el dicho, "...el que mucho abarca, pco aprieta...". Y ese tipo de persona es muy inestable laboralmente.
3 years agoThis summary made me understand myself better. Thank you!
3 years agoGood short summary but hungry to know more!