Richard Ng

EdTech, Climate, Future of Work, DE+I

🧑‍🌾 You're in my digital garden - a tangled web of incomplete and rough thoughts.

There have been 3 changes to Generalism and me since it was first created (Jan 2, 2021).
Most recent changes*
*N.B. these change messages aren't always optimised for public readability
  • Create storytelling note 1/20/21
  • Link motivations to generalism 1/2/21
  • Relate generalism to self 1/2/21

Generalism and me

I consider myself quite a bit of a


But, similar terms I wouldn't ascribe to myself:

  • jack-of-all-trades - connatations of being mediocre at everything (demeaning)
  • polymath - connations of being exceptional at everything (arrogant)

(although if somebody wanted to call me a polymath, I'd be flattered and take the compliment...)

I consider myself a generalist because I've found that I've done a wide range of things


and I enjoy all of them (and consider myself above-average in all of them, too).

It's one of the reasons why I chose to study

as a degree - my favourite subject at school was actually , but I wasn't sure I loved it enough to study just maths for three/four years - I knew that variety was valuable to me.