• The Polymath

  • Unlocking the Power of Human Versatility
  • By: Waqas Ahmed
  • Narrated by: Waqas Ahmed
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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By: Waqas Ahmed
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Publisher's Summary

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 Yet specialization is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation, and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity, and progress.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.

©2018 Waqas Ahmed (P)2019 Gildan Media

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Must Read!

Listening to this audiobook has been by far one of the most transcending and liberating experience I have ever had. It lifted my soul and mind to realize potential is life. Potentiality is in the cracks of what we make of it. The time is to make a great life for yourself by being true to your nature as a celestial being on this planet.

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Mastermind dictionary with feminism to be bought

Mic quality's well done with so much wind blown. A self-help flavored 'My favorite people' column following tiresome exaggerating of gender.

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painful narration

the subject of the book is very good, just what i was looking for. but this fellow narrating his own stuff is painful!

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  • 02-28-20

A new to me concept

I had not come across the term polymath before and found this fascinating. I am at a crossroads of sorts trying to decide on a degree path and frustrated by an urge to learn all the things. I felt broken and this book has helped me feel whole again. It is ok to want to learn all the things. It is ok to have obsessions in lots of subjects and it is ok to pursue those interests. Thank you Waqas Ahmed.

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  • 11-09-19

mindset shifting

I came across this book quite serendipitously and was pleasantly surprised. I had recently listened to Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed and was listening to Range by Epstein concurrently to this book. All three books espouse the same underlying philosophy.

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  • Thomasson
  • 11-07-22

Brilliant! Inspired and necessary 🙂

Women are included in this title, though obviously men polymaths outweigh women. I want to change this! come on women! listen for unbounded inspiration and permission to be all things!

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  • Alexandre t.
  • 10-03-21

Great

First step towards unlocking the secrets of knowledge. Great experience throughout the entire book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-19

Very bad narrating

I got few about an hour of this audio book, but couldn't handle the poor narrating.
Its too slow and just doesn't flow well.
It's probably a good book, but I'd suggest getting a hard copy instead if you are really keen on the book.