August 19, 2019

Do Teams Matters More Than Superstars?

We live in an era that worships the individual superstar – whether in the business world think Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Jack Ma or in culture think Luke Skywalker, Batman and Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson. But is it true that superstars make the difference? More specifically should companies focus on hiring stars over other traits?

We have an answer. MIT’s Alex Pentland has conducted extensive studies on individuals and team dynamics in business settings. And the punchline was that the quality of interactions, not the quality of the individuals that mattered. In this podcast, I go through his findings in more detail

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