An article from Weekly Opinion talks about the investment analyst Max Salk. Salk is an example of a person who has varied his interests instead of focusing on one specialty. The investment analyst also specializes in landscape photography as well.
The article discusses how now many millennials are not opting to go to college and instead are choosing different avenues for a career. The internet has opened many doors for people looking for a different type of career path. There has been debate on whether sticking to college and studying a traditional specialty is a good or bad thing anymore. Although, specializing in one thing is still a very significant thing in today’s world. The article mentions that we will always need people who specialize in fields of medicine and architecture. Those fields are an imperative part of our society as a whole.
A book that recently came out by David Epstein talks about how people that are generalists and have many different specialties often have the ability to make more creative decisions. Their several interests allow them the ability to better problem solve and create new ideas.
Max Salk is a prime example of someone who decided to go with multiple interests and passions and accredits those to his success today. Salk is based in New York City and works as an investment analyst and a landscape photographer.
Salk majored in finance and history at the University of Illinois. It was in college that he developed a keen interest in investing and the stock market. The investment analyst also picked up photography while in the Netherlands his junior year of college.
After Max graduated, he landed his very first job in the finance and investment field. Three years later, the investment analyst now works as a Vice President at Blackstone, while also still pursuing his love for landscape photography.
Max believes in following your passions to success. He explains that if you love what you are doing, then you will be willing to put a more natural effort into your work and it won’t feel like you are working.