Polymathic Being

Counterintuitive insights from technology, innovation, philosophy, psychology, and more.

The newsletter is a broad scope exploration across domains and disciplines to discover what humanity’s superpower is, how we can learn to wield it, and practical discussions of complex topics to ensure we can unlock the most innovation from the world around us.

The goal is to stretch our brains and explore new and interesting topics each week. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy these essays and my goal is to break through the silos we've constructed and, instead, foster the free flow of information, knowledge, and wisdom.

What is a Polymath people ask?

A Polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much"; Latin: homo universalis, "universal human")[1] is an individual whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

Fundamentally, I view this as an aspirational goal to reconceptualize the world around us and to draw from a broad array of fields to solve complex problems.

These essays will focus from leadership to philosophy, to psychology, to religion, to technology. Polymathic Being looks for the fusions and confluences that we can weave into something useful for everyone.

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I’m always interested in new topics, co-authors, and guest authors. If you’ve got a great idea you’d like me to explore, or you need help exploring, or you’ve already got something done, then let’s dig in and see how it integrates.

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Michael Woudenberg

I'm an aspiring Polymath with a background delivering technologies from Autonomy, AIML, Crypto, and Web3 to Microbiology, Cyber, Directed Energy and more. I love tackling wicked problems, innovation, and mentoring others

C.J. Unis

Systems Engineer, United States Space Force. Distribution Supply Chain SME, Infrastructure SME, Systems Complexity SME, Continuity of Operations (COOP) SME, Devolution SME.

Joshua Deiches

While he may have been more than half a millennium late to the Renaissance fair, Josh inadvertently grows his polymathic being daily, sharing his divergent passions and disparate skills with others through teaching, research, and problem solving.