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Smart Systems not just smart people

I was reading this 2002 article (again) on The Talent Myth.
In it, the author surmises that a smart system is more effective than smart
people in a large system. I’m sure with the downfall of Enron there has
been a backswing in Corporate Management to not just search for star talent.
Searching for star talent is good but I think with strong skills comes
ambition. And unfortunately, ambition is a very double edged sword when
it comes to company loyalty. I’m still brewing on ideas on how one
deals with that at the upper management levels but not really sure on it.

Either way, I think the article makes a good point. I’ll summarize it as
“Genius doesn’t scale”.

Read it for yourself

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