In the past, people would specialize in one thing and focus their career on it, but the world is seeing more people move towards becoming Generalists instead. The landscape photographer and experienced investment analyst Max Salk believes that he understands why so many people are choosing this direction and how being a Generalist can help you with achieving your goals. Being a Generalist means that you’re basically good at a lot of different activities and fields, also known as a jack of all trades. The younger generations are just doing things differently than they have in the past and Max Salk has shown skills in many different areas himself. Generalists are being sought after in certain industries more than specialists, especially in industries that are hard to predict. Generalists are sometimes able to find solutions to problems using a multi-disciplinarian approach.
Max Salk was born in Illinois but currently resides out of New York City. He went to college at the University of Illinois and studied finance and history while in Urbana-Champaign. He became interested in the markets while he was studying in college and he began researching and investing in stocks when he wasn’t busy. Max Salk also developed a passion for photography during his college years and began his hobby while attending school abroad in Rotterdam. He began taking pictures of a foggy harbor and was happy with the results that he obtained and wanted to see where his hobby would go.
One of the reasons why Max Salk was able to find success was because he began doing something that he truly enjoyed. This kept him interested and passionate about the work that he does. He admits that there were times that he doubted his abilities, but he pushed forward anyway to achieve the goals that he had set for himself. He knows how hard it is to be motivated to do something that you don’t have an interest in and this is especially true when it comes to a career. Some of the many areas that Max Salk has experience in include technology, restaurants, gaming, business services, and chemicals.