. . . spoon berries in bowl

. . . I’ve been reading Smart Swarm by Peter Miller who quotes in turn from Scott Page, an economist at the University of Michigan:

When people see a problem the same way, they’re likely all to get stuck at the same solutions.

As Miller concludes, “But when people with diverse problem-solving skills put their heads together, they often outperform groups of the smartest individuals.  Diversity, in short, trumps ability.”  For as he quotes Page as saying,

there is no mystery here.  Mistakes cancel one another out, and correct answers, like cream, rise to the surface. . . .


[story: “Future Cycle: Small Town Revival (of 24 : 5) The Heart of the Matter“]


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