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Mosaic Principle : The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career (Hardcover) (Nick Lovegrove)

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Modern life is warped by the trend of specialization?the push for each person to be an expert in their own little niche. But is this serving us well? In business, government, personal life, sports, and the arts, we are being led down the rabbit hole of narrow expertise. Kids are pushed toward a narrow range of elite schools. Bankers and their bosses tend to specialize in one area of finance?this partly led us to the financial crisis. People live their entire careers and personal lives in cocoons: the police have little or no knowledge of minority communities, politicians and government officials consort only with ?the one percent”, a medical profession full of super-specialists, business people who have never worked in government, and government types who don't understand business. An increasing number of us are experts but most of us lack the coping skills for succeeding in ever-changing, more complex, and diverse societies.

Nick Lovegrove’s own journey?marked by a rich set of experiences from working with Paul Farmer in Haiti to serving as an adviser to the British Prime Minister's strategy unit to a four-decade career consulting major corporations, NGOs, and arts and education organizations?has led him to the conclusion that specialization is overrated. What we need to be are contemporary Renaissance men and women. Lovegrove lays out a simple blueprint for the successful generalist, marked by six skills?a developed moral compass, a prepared mind, an intellectual thread, an integrated network, contextual intelligence, and transferable skills?that will enable personal and professional success. He provides the ways and means for taking unorthodox steps into new arenas, with the aim of expanding rather than contracting one’s range of experiences. The goal, he argues, isn't to build a specialty or expertise, but rather a full, well-rounded, adaptable life.
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: Business + Money Management, Self Improvement
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Nick Lovegrove
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51545009
UPC: 9781610395564
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-7069
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