Resolve means to reduce by analysis or to make clear or understandable. At least that’s what Merriam-Webster says.

Keck and I were talking about resolving things at dinner. We’d been listening to a book called Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The book presents the idea that specialization kind of stiffles creativity.

We both burst out laughing when the narrator read a portion of the book that basically said the best time to have a heart attack was when all the cardiologists in town were at a national convention. We had to turn the book off until we could stop laughing.

Basically the book says that the generalists are better at solving, resolving, issues as they come up. Why? Because they’re more used to using all their tools.

So the next time you need to resolve and issue — find a generalist. 🙂 ❤