Ahmed, Waqas

The Polymath: Unlocking the Power of Human Versatility

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Every human is born with multifarious potential. Why, then, do parents, schools and employers insist that we restrict our many talents and interests; that we 'specialise' in just one?

We've been sold a myth, that to 'specialise' is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress.

Following a series of exchanges with the world’s greatest historians, futurists, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history and a vision for the future that seeks to disrupt this prevailing system of unwarranted ‘hyper-specialisation.’

In The Polymath, Waqas shows us that there is another way of thinking and being. Through an approach that is both philosophical and practical, he sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state. Going further, he proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential.

Not only does this enhance individual fulfilment, but in doing so, facilitates a conscious and creative society that is both highly motivated and well equipped to address the complexity of 21st century challenges.

Keywords: personal development; self-improvement; polymathy; career change; changing careers; rewarding jobs; life fulfillment; fulfillment; enjoying work; work-life balance; achievement; success; historical polymaths; polymath impact; influence; influencer traits; creativity; innovation; workplace achievement; educational achievement; intellectual talents; innovative thinking; cultivating talent; finding your passion; polymathy benefits; polymathy pros and cons; using polymaths; hiring polymaths; polymaths and innovation; changing the world; exploring passions; polymath; renaissance man; renaissance woman; interdisciplinary; multidisciplinary; multitalented; jack of all trades; generalist; versatile; curiosity; creativity; intelligence; performance; genius; self-actualisation; mastery; specialisation

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