Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a football fan. But this article about a football player caught my eye.
When my son was growing up, we often argued about specializing too early in just one sport. Isn’t it nice to know that sometimes, just sometimes, the parent might be right? I would often cite examples from my childhood, like my first and all-time favorite sports hero, Ernie Banks; he came to baseball fairly late. But this article about a 24-year-old sports phenom shows a similar pattern. He too, played many sports, and in doing so eventually became a better all-around athlete, star quarterback, and now 2020’s Super Bowl MVP!
Conveniently, Patrick Mahomes’ ascendency coincides with the re-recognition in management: the value of being a generalist. It seems that in both business and sports it can be of great value to not specialize too early. Perhaps we could all take a page from Mahomes’ playbook. Read More Here