The Polymath: Unlocking the Power of Human Versatility
- 12h 40m 5s
- Waqas Ahmed
- Gildan Media
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 "specialize" in just one?
We've been sold a myth, that to "specialize" is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialization is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation, and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity, and progress.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-specialization".
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 fulfill their many-sided potential.
In this Audiobook
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