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Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People by Gareth Jones, Rob Goffee

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3 THE ANATOMY OF CLEVER TEAMS

MILLIONS OF WORDS have been written about the war for talent in the business world. While we agree that star performers are in short supply and can make a big difference in whether an organization thrives or dives, we take issue with one aspect of the coverage. Much of it has focused on the individual. So, for example, when a top fund manager is poached by a rival investment bank, it makes the business headlines. But what is often underplayed is that they are taking their team with them. This is an important point. Why? Well, we believe that clever people make their biggest contribution when they work as part of a team.

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