An expert generalist is an individual who is an expert in a specific area by virtue of general knowledge. The term expert is usually applied to specific knowledge and generalist to broad, fundamental knowledge. The idea of an expert generalist brings the two together to suggest that generalists can easily handle specific knowledge.
ExampleA computer scientist with a firm grasp of fundamentals in areas such as physics, philosophy, mathematics, statistics, computer theory, art, history, design and human factors. Such a generalist may view specific skills such as particular programming language in terms of first principles. This may allow them to handle strategic, structural, design and implementation levels of detail.
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