Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
We live in a fast moving information age where we are bombarded with, and sometimes overwhelmed by, the many things that we see, read, and hear. We try to keep ourselves informed and up to date as we sort through the myriad information we are exposed to. However, this comes at a cost, in that, while we may know a little about a lot, what we know about any given subject, may be limited. Th old expression “Jack of all trades, master of none” illustrates this interesting dichotomy of how we view knowledge.We either have a depth of knowledge or expertise in a specific area, or we have a general breadth of understanding regarding a number of topics. Or there may be one area where we have a deep understanding, but for most other areas, our knowledge is more superficial.
So the provocative question today is simply this…
Do you think it’s better to have a broad knowledge base or a deep knowledge base?
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