Buzz: Are you too complex to categorize? Can you defy categorization?

Well, everyone’s been all abuzz about the recent book by Tim Ferriss, called the 4-Hour Workweek. I actually just visited his blog for the first time. Though there are quite a few excellent, and not a few esoteric posts (like the one on how to toss your pen), the one that stood out for me was the one I cited in the recent quotation “The Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades“.

The advice in the column is really quite contrary to most advice that one is given in the ‘real’ world, and that in, and of, itself gives it quite a punch. It is the contrarian’s viewpoint, not the mainstream. Here are some more quotes from the article:

  • It is entirely possible to be a jack of all trades, master of many. How? Specialists overestimate the time needed to “master” a skill and confuse “master” with “perfect”….
  • (T)he big-picture generalists who will predict, innovate, and rise to power fastest.
  • Lack of intellectual stimulation is what drives us to depression and emotional bankruptcy.
  • Be too complex to categorize.

Roused your curiosity? Good. Now go read it! Then come right back here and answer the following question:

Do you consider yourself a “Jack(ette) of all Trades and a Master of none?” Is it a good thing or not, in your opinion?