Every 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 Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress.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’. It reveals that the true specialist is actually a Polymath.
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 rediscovering and unlocking 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.
What the world's leading intellectuals, professionals and entrepreneurs are saying about The Polymath
Daniel J. Levitin
Award winning scientist, musician, and author of This Is Your Brain on Music
An erudite, masterful and entertaining study by a great writer and thinkier. This is the only book of its kind and essential reading for the coming decade. We need this book and the kinds of people it celebrates now more than ever.
Four-time bestselling author and Editor-at-large, Esquire
A wonderful book that is a mix of history, philosophy, science, self-help and manifesto.
Ashok Jahnavi Prasad
Considered the world's most academically qualified intellectual
Erudite and most enlightening - an indispensable addition to every educational institution worldwide.