Disclaimer: I am trying to wrap my unfocused self in some cool terms like “polymath” – also when someone asks you in a job interview how you know such and such, don’t mention the word polymath.
I had breakfast today with my friend Ahmed, and the question around Polymath vs. jack of all trades came up. After googling for 2 minutes, it looks like:
Jack of all trades: Understand the basics in a lot of stuff ( > 5 stuff ) no source of this number, I making this up.
Polymath: Knows 2-4 stuff very well and he/she expert in those fields.
My question: is polymath a jack of all trades + mental models?
The value of multidisciplinary is tremendous if it was dedicated to the right efforts. I believe a person with such capabilities and horizon will find a hard time finding the right opportunity and perhaps need to create it themselves.