Are You a Jack of All Trades?

Well, then, you get to be a Master of None. Congratulations!

Imagine that title on your business card: Master of None.

Instead (as an individual and as a business), specialize. Differentiate. Be narrow-minded.

A jack of all trades has no unique identity. A JOAT is never a top-of-mind go-to resource.

“Jack of all trades” is not a compliment. Instead, Find Your Two Things. Or, even better, be the Master of One.

(very similar themes in the blogosphere this morning: John Jantsch and Christopher Penn)


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About Steve Woodruff
Steve Woodruff is a blogger, a Connection Agent, and a consultant in the pharma/healthcare industry. He specializes in helping people and companies make mutually beneficial connections.

2 Responses to Are You a Jack of All Trades?

  1. Fred McClimans says:

    Excellent way to start the day, and a great lead into December, often a month of retrospection and definition. I’ve been reading a good bit about finding common threads in your work/life activities, and the differences between a generalist and a versatilist. Your post and the ones you reference highlight this perfectly. Thx!

    – Fred

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