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Specialization

Opposites Distract

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Dr. Rebekka Grun

A Tale of Two Lives My grandma Ann was a sporty, almost athletic woman who loved to swim. She had learned home economics in an exclusive boarding sch...

Myths of Sports Specialization

Scott Sailor | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports
Scott Sailor

While it's easy to recognize all the positive benefits of sports participation, it's important to ensure balance. Athletes who specialize in a certain sport very early miss out on the benefits of cross training and rest, which are critical to ensuring young athletes reach important goals.

Tom Brady is Right About Youth Sports

Fred Engh | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Fred Engh

I cringe when I think that today's kids probably haven't a clue as to what Tom Brady is talking about. Instead of playing any sport they want, whenever they want, they are pushed by their parents to be on travel teams in a season that seemingly never ends.

WATCH: Amazing Story of a Church's 2,000-Mile Journey

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

A really odd thing once happened to my journalism. And then, equally oddly or more so, it happened again.

Generalists to the Rescue: The Emergence of the Sustainability Professional

Pablo Freund | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Pablo Freund

The current global system of energy production is a prime example of the intricacies of the puzzle. From electricity to transportation, current energy production is mostly based on polluting fossil fuels.

What Is "Collaborative Divorce" Without Collaboration?

Mark Baer | Posted 05.22.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The concept of collaborative divorce resonates deeply with me. As I have written in the past, "Collaborative divorce truly does incorporate all of the...

Bring Back the General Manager

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Career paths today are less geared towards filling the few remaining general management positions, and instead focus on functional specialization.

In Defense of the Generalist

Carter Phipps | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Carter Phipps

This is not a world built for generalists. Even within individual disciplines, the drumbeat of specialization takes precedence over broader systems of knowledge.

Do Artists Need To Be Specialists?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

To achieve recognition, enabling viability in the marketplace, artists must become specialists. Unfortunately, what makes sense in the market defies a basic element of creativity.

You Can Take That To the Bank...not!

Thomas Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Stern

We all know that none of us are safe. With China owning so much of our debt, my financial institution just changed its name to "Bank of What Was Formerly Known As America."