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Topic: Generalist or specialist?
Message: Posted by: aussiemagic (Jun 3, 2011 02:44AM)
Great having you here Mark!

It seems that you have done a lot of different things in your time! I was wondering whether in light of your experience it is better to focus your energy on one thing or more advisable to be able to market yourself to a variety of people. In other words, if you could go backk and start over, would you choose to specialize in something or do have you have done and take on a variety of roles.

Personally, I like the challenge of new things.

Thanks
Simon
Message: Posted by: *Mark Lewis* (Jun 3, 2011 06:06AM)
I haven't the slightest idea. I went where my talents would take me. There are different opinions on this. Some people say to specialise is better and they may be right. But there is also another body of thought who put up a good argument for being a generalist. Quite frankly I don't know the answer to this one which I find quite devastating since I normally claim to know everything. I have never been a businessman I am afraid and that question should be addressed to someone who is.