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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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In current times we need idealists to steward the conversation about the society we want to live in rather than leaving it up to greedy lobbyists, opportunistic politicians and reductionistic fortune tellers to set the direction.

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Telling young people to discover their true selves causes confusion and anxiety. Better to follow Confucius, who knew that our identities are in constant flux.
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Seven Pitfalls to Avoid During Organizational Transformation.
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Introducing The Neo-Generalist. +Richard Martin and I are currently working on what goes between the covers, while the publisher's designer tweaks this draft further. Should be available from LID next September.

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As we attempt to transition into a networked creative economy, we need leaders who promote learning and who master fast, relevant, and autonomous learning themselves.
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Excellent piece by Katharine Viner on how filter bubbles shape our perception of reality.
Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism. Illustration: Sébastien Thibault
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The writing and publication of a book signals only the beginning of a journey, the opening of a conversation. As the publication date of The Neo-Generalist draws near, we are encountering a number of firsts: proofs, artwork, launch invitations and, now, interviews. Patrick Tanguay of Magazine E-180 kindly invited Richard and I to share our thoughts on the topic of neo-generalism.

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During an era still dominated by hyperspecialism and experts with ‘the one right answer’, the neo-generalist defies easy classification. They are tricksters who traverse multiple domains, living between categories and labels. Encompassing rather than rejecting, the neo-generalist is both specialist and generalist. A restless multidisciplinarian, who is forever learning.
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A highly recommended read. 
An examination of the careers of existentialist thinkers clarifies their philosophy and its influence.
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In the wise words of Leo Tolstoy: "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing him/herself."  
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Is there a bias against creativity? It’s usually only after an idea has gained acceptance and recognition that we applaud the idea and its creator.
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Turn and face the strange, changes.
Oh look out you rock 'n' rollers, pretty soon now you're gonna get older.
Time may change me, but I can't trace time.
I said that time may change me, but I can't trace time.
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Developing Mastery in a Digital Age.

We live in a world that increasingly requires what psychologist Howard Gardner calls searchlight intelligence. That is, the ability to connect the dots between people and ideas, where others see no possible connection.

An informed perspective is more important than ever in order to anticipate what comes next and succeed in actualizing emerging futures.

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I am dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century by influencing how leaders think, learn, behave and impact society. 

I help leaders rethink, redefine and reshape their organizations and better prepare themselves for new futures. 

I believe that clarity, mastery, creativity, relevance and agility are essential to grow responsive and purpose driven organizations that are capable of adapting to the major shifts happening in society. 

I live in more than one world. This qualifies me to wear different hats as a thinker, leadership advisor, speaker, learning strategist, writer and curator. My careers are linked by curiosity and a passion for people and ideas that can't be confined in boxes. What drives me is pattern recognition, combinatorial creativity, cross-pollination and integrative thinking.

On Twitter people list me in groups like: Visionaries, New Era Leaders, Master Minds, Foresighters, Strategy and Innovation, Future of Work, Leadership Development, Game Changing People, and my favorite: "Twitters who talk about things that interests me." 

My previous work has featured in esteemed media like Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The Economist, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Forbes, Management Today, The Sunday Times, The Globe and Mail, Developing Leaders, Global Focus, China Economic Review, Personnel Today, Emerald Insight, Training and Development, Strategic Direction, The National, La Depeche, Management Issues, and all major Scandinavian media outlets. 

Currently I am working on a book, with Richard Martin, exploring the importance of generalism in the modern organization.
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