Specialization is not your friend. You may already be overspecialized. If that’s the case, work on experiencing more diverse aspects of business and life. You don’t have to know everything about them. Just be exposed to them. Overcome your natural tendency to stay in your comfort zone. Don’t stay buried in the details.
• The longer you stay in school, the more specialized you often become. You know more and more about less and less. Break out by taking on different projects, volunteering, doing whatever you can to broaden your horizons.
• Entrepreneurship favors generalists. The more you read, see, hear, and do, the greater your life experiences become. Live your life believing that knowing a little about a lot is a good thing.
• Hire specialists to do the tasks and the work. It’s your job to lead them. Use the B-I Triangle as your framework for organizing your company and your leadership.