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What was once our successful generalist strategy in a resource-rich world has become a form of overspecialized dependence on an approach that is undermining its own viability.
Workers who are overspecialized cannot find alternative jobs easily and therefore occupy a weak negotiation position.
Wisner rails against the cultural relativism of the postmodern "overspecialized" university, in which "the professionalization of the ...
It is the kind of reflexive engagement that overspecialized professional and academic guilds make difficult or expensive to create.
For example, it is unquestionably a historical fact that armed forces that become overspecialized with respect to a given foe under unique but temporary strategic circumstances (e.g., the French above) run the risk of being "marginalized" should those circumstances change.
Did you make of us, indeed, Figments overspecialized, brutal ghosts Who could have been real Men in a better sense?
Louis then emailed to me: "Maybe you'll add something we've overlooked." And so I tried, and the following poem is my reply: WORRYING DAY & NIGHT ABOUT BECOMING OVERLY TENSE OVER THE OVERUSE OF "OVERWROUGHT" IN POEMS THAT HAVE OVERTLY LONG TITLES AND THAT USE THE WORD "OVERWROUGHT" IN THE FIRST LINE AND TWO WORDS THAT SOUND LIKE "OVERWROUGHT" (MORE OR LESS) IN THE SECOND LINE AND SOMETIMES EVEN IN THE THIRD LINE, OVERRESULTING IN AN OVERABUNDANCE OF OVERACTIVE, OVERAMBITIOUS, OVEREAGER, OVERANXIOUS, OVERENTHUSIASTIC, OVERRIPE, OVERDEVELOPED OVERPRODUCED, OVERSPECIALIZED WORDPLAY, WITH APOLOGIES TO THE OVERFLOWING, OVERACHIEVING OVERWRITER LOUIS PHILLIPS Overwrought?
It is in taking notation seriously that one destroys it as a viable system, in making it unreadable and overspecialized, contingent upon a local context and a private communication: in fact, nonrepresentative of generalized universal principles', ibid., pp13-14.
The scientists whom I spoke to in reporting this article described the near-exclusive reliance on the honeybee as "risky" and "short-sighted." Breno Freitas, an agronomist at the Universidade Federal do Ceara in Brazil, pointed out that in nature such a high degree of specialization "usually is a very dangerous game: it works well while all the rest is in equilibrium, but runs quickly to extinction at the least disbalance." In effect, by developing an agricultural system that is heavily reliant on a single pollinator species, we humans have become riskily overspecialized. And when the human-honeybee relationship is disrupted, as it has been by colony collapse disorder, the vulnerability of that agricultural system begins to become clear.
Besides, any true utopia would almost certainly be incredibly boring, and it would probably be so overspecialized that any change we might introduce would probably destroy the whole system.
Moreover, via his role as a generalist Paul has been in a position to make valuable contributions that escape the overspecialized. The latter all too often deploy their powerful weapons to aim at narrow targets of limited importance, while the generalists, with their less restricted view, can be in a better position to judge pertinence, significance and context.
As a student at the University of Strasbourg in Alsace during the 1880s, Warburg found his research on Botticelli thwarted by an either/or system of librarianship: either books were kept in tiny, overspecialized "seminar" libraries or they were lost in the crowds of big storehouses.
His website manages to be both comprehensible and comprehensive, neither lost in the self-serving jargon of too many monographs nor myopic and overspecialized to the point of irrelevance.
"Without general internal medicine, the health care system can become and will become increasingly fragmented, overspecialized, and inefficient, leading to poorer quality care at even higher costs than we have today."
in addition to training students to be overspecialized in particular genres, niche programs also run the risk of training students to be experts in a technology at the expense of not providing them a solid education in writing.
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