Steven L Smith
Homo universalis is a Latin phrase meaning "universal man," or "man of the world." Used to describe a person who is well educated, and who excels in a wide variety of fields, this appellation has been affixed to Cicero, Galileo, Goethe, Thomas Jefferson, Issaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, and Athanasius Kircher, among others. Universal Men, also called Renaissance men, take their guidance from the Renaissance Humanist ideal of universal knowledge — knowledge with an extremely comprehensive breadth and depth.
Fast forward to 2013. The world moves far too fast for people who only know one thing. Everything is related to everything else. Take IT for example — say you need a network set up. There's wiring to be done, network switchgear to be configured, servers to be set up, accounts to be created, printers to be mapped, custom applications to be developed. Why would you call five different companies, when one can do the work?
The most successful businesses know that time and money can be saved with a resource who brings to the table a synthetic comprehension of many different fields and disciplines. That's where Steven L Smith comes in to play. Renassiance means "rebirth" — a fresh way of looking at things. Isn't it about time?