I always admired experts. Those people who really understand one thing in great depth. At times I’ve worried that I just don’t have whatever gene it is that allows me to be that smart about one thing. Frankly I say admire but I’ve often been jealous… life sucked being a generalist like me. There again I’ve always succeeded by looking at the world as a giant toy box. Remember as a kid the box of sticky bricks which you could make anything out of. Hey, look it’s a car now it’s an elephant …look now a bridge. I’ve always loved looking at the world and saying what if we took that idea, or person, or business or product and joined it up with one of these over here then look you can make something cool. I’ve always been able to do that and to my astonishment people have seemed to value my thinking. I’ve made a lot of my living by sitting down with people who set about explain a business or an idea and I seem to be able to do the equivalent of mental origami with their ideas and go…’hey you mean one of these’ as I metaphorically fold their ideas into a swan adding a few bits and turn it upside to make something bigger and better. To me I just thought everyone thought like that. The people I love to chat to have minds like that. Finally, I’ve a diagnosis … advanced Linky Brain… Hurray for self-identification… I’ve a thing… I’m not alone! And it’s really cool!