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Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Thinker ★ Speaker ★ Writer ★ Leadership Adviser ★ Learning Designer ★ Neo-Generalist
Thinker ★ Speaker ★ Writer ★ Leadership Adviser ★ Learning Designer ★ Neo-Generalist

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My Personal Story.

#neogeneralist

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In their new book The Neo-Generalist, authors Kenneth Mikkelsen and Richard Martin claim that our cultural, societal and professional worlds are enthralled by extreme and inhibitory specialisation, and that it is time to make a change. They argue that now more than ever, we need the outlook of the ‘neo-generalist’ if we want to thrive in an uncertain future.

Article from SCENARIO Magazine 01:2017 by The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.

#NeoGeneralist #FOW #FutureofWork #Futurist #Psychology #Books 

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3 books to harvest creativity in 2017! Blog post by Natalie Nixon on Inc. Magazine: www.inc.com/natalie-nixon/read-these-3-books-to-harvest-your-creativity-in-2017.html
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What if it were possible to equip modern leaders with a set of fresh eyes? What would they see? 

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Richard Martin in a conversation with Gloria Lombardi about The Neo-Generalist.

Gloria's publication MARGINALIA is worth following if you are interested in the future of work.

#NeoGeneralist

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Lovely review of The Neo-Generalist by the multitalented +Tanmay Vora: http://qaspire.com/2016/09/13/the-neo-generalist.

#NeoGeneralist

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The neo-generalist is both a generalist and a specialist,
switching between the two as required. They are able to corral
their generalist tendencies in service of deep specialisms. They
generalise in order to specialise. Neo-generalists bring unique perspectives, blended knowledge and experience from diverse disciplines, to the specialisms they perform. But as lifelong learners and inherently curious people, they also demonstrate a facility in switching specialisms. When the context shifts, so do they. They are fluid and flexible. Their generalist preferences, when combined with what they have experienced through specialist activities, contribute to the development of metaskills: boundary-crossing capabilities that are essential as we respond to big issues or take advantage of unforeseen opportunities. In network terms, where a specialist can be thought of as living in a node and the generalist as occupying a liminal space on the bridges between nodes, the neo-generalist is in flow, constantly moving between bridge and node. They are adaptive, responsive, catalytic. While the specialist aspires to membership of the guild, populated by experts in their field, and the generalist heads for the salon, which is polymathic in both membership and outlook, the neo-generalist is drawn to a café culture in the hope of combining the best of both worlds.

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The Neo-Generalist is published on 22 September in the UK, and then on 1 November in North America.

Book Depository has started sending out copies already with free delivery worldwide.

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We are indebted to these people for their contributions to The Neo-Generalist. Their names figure on the inside flip of the cover.

We have deliberately interwoven stories relating to our interviewees with examples from history, popular culture, science, sport, business and politics. 'Shoring fragments' is not only a title of a chapter in the book, but an organising principle for it. The fragments are all of unequal size.

The book can be preordered on Amazon (Kindle version should be ready soon):

UK (out 22 Sep): www.amazon.com/Neo-Generalist-Where-You-Who-Are/dp/1910649554

US (out 1 Nov): www.amazon.com/Neo-Generalist-Where-You-Who-Are/dp/1910649554

Other countries and outlets can be found here: https://indalogenesis.com/the-neo-generalist.

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Excellent piece by Katharine Viner on how filter bubbles shape our perception of reality.
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