The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Thinking

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Deep expertise is vital. If you’re reading (or writing for) a publication like this one, it’s a good bet you believe that. At the same time, there is a certain kind of thinker whose work sits between or across seemingly disconnected disciplines. There is something about these cross-disciplinary types that has always attracted me, no least of which is their propensity for coming up with creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems.

Mateusz Grzesiak—or “Dr. Matt,” as he is more commonly known, is one such cross-disciplinary thinker who has decided to apply his creativity to the endeavor of optimizing personal and professional fulfillment and productivity. In addition to pursuing advanced degrees in psychology, law, and economics, he started his eclectic approach to education early, reading everything from Russian poetry to German philosophy.

Today he consults with Fortune 500 brands, writes books, and works with individuals on everything from

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