Book descriptionEvery human is born with multifarious potential. Why, then, do parents, schools and employers insist that we restrict our many talents and interests; that we 'specialise' in just one?
We've been sold a myth, that to 'specialise' is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress.
Following a series of exchanges with the world’s greatest historians, futurists, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history and a vision for the future that seeks to disrupt this prevailing system of unwarranted ‘hyper-specialisation.’
In The Polymath, Waqas shows us that there is another way of thinking and being. Through an approach that is both philosophical and practical, he sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state. Going further, he proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential.
Not only does this enhance individual fulfilment, but in doing so, facilitates a conscious and creative society that is both highly motivated and well equipped to address the complexity of 21st century challenges.
Table of contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: A Timeless People
- Chapter 3: Shapers of Our World
- Chapter 4: The Cult of Specialisation
- Chapter 5: Reconditioning the Mind
- Chapter 6: An Alternative System
- Chapter 7: Twenty-First-Century Polymaths
- Chapter 8: Owners of Our Future
- POLYMATHY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
- SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- SUPPLEMENT IMAGES
- END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
- Title: The Polymath
- Release date: February 2019
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781119508489
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