Cross Disciplinary Communication

Me and my friends were talking about an acquaintance who went to Juilliard but decided to go to business school after graduation. Being a professional pianist for the past four years, it was a big change in his life to prepare for exams like GRE and studying math and statistics all over again. His current roommate is a Columbia graduate who studied statistics, and apparently he has been very "frustrated" teaching the formerly-pianist. This made me think about how difficult it can be to communicate across different disciplines, because the way people think are wired in different ways over the years.