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One of us is smarter than all of us

One of us is smarter than all of us: “The wisdom of crowds comes not from the consensus decision of the group, but from the aggregation of the ideas/thoughts/decisions of each individual in the group.”
Comment: The distinction of a group creating an idea vs. a group aggregating ideas of others (and thereby creating a better overall idea) is very important. I have two very dominant traits – I really value being able to share ideas and knowledge with others (and in turn receive their insight)…I also really value being able to think and create on my own. A group following a group created ideology has the potential to be dangerous. A group of individuals following an aggregated vision is exciting. Groups, organizations, and institutions need always keep the individual in mind. Failure to do so, weakens the whole structure (this is particularly true of knowledge management initiatives).