Which makes me wonder about how or if someone can get good at being a creative generalist. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’m starting to wonder if planning is really just a collection of people who are good at different things that just happen to have the same sort of output.
Even two interests, in Rogoff’s thinking, represented one too many:
[A]t graduate school he became convinced that dividing his attention meant that both his chess and his economics were suffering. He had to make a decision. [He chose economics.] “Part of my strategy of moving on was to give it up completely. I don’t play chess casually…Not unless it’s incredibly rude to decline playing.”
“Being very good at anything involves being somewhat addicted.”
(Via Study Hacks)