Twigger is also the guy who wrote that opening paragraph of the story about polymaths in Aeon that I love....Ego wrote: Reminds me of this quote from Robert Twigger.
We are lead to believe that all 'top jobs' are occupied by smart people. But really smart people don't have jobs.I mean- why would they? Of course at times they work very hard. But this work is like the work you do on a hobby that really absorbs you.
And those 'really smart' people don't often seem so very smart when you meet them, rather they appear enthusiastic.
https://aeon.co/essays/we-live-in-a-one ... a-polymath
I travelled with Bedouin in the Western Desert of Egypt. When we got a puncture, they used tape and an old inner tube to suck air from three tyres to inflate a fourth. It was the cook who suggested the idea; maybe he was used to making food designed for a few go further. Far from expressing shame at having no pump, they told me that carrying too many tools is the sign of a weak man; it makes him lazy. The real master has no tools at all, only a limitless capacity to improvise with what is to hand. The more fields of knowledge you cover, the greater your resources for improvisation.
He has a new book coming soon that fits well with ERE.
Micromastery:Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness