Summary of Team Genius
Copyright © 2015 by Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Business journalists Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone discuss the new science behind effective teams and why team size matters. They cover how diversity affects teams, why too much or too little conformity kills a team, and how to identify and deal with destructive team members. Karlgaard and Malone emphasize having the right number of people on your team, yet they report that cohesion matters more than head count. Their chapters on “pairs” and “trios” are especially fascinating. Pairs generally endure, but adding a third member often causes chaos. Groups of four or more tend to be stable. Larger groups have their own special parameters. getAbstract recommends this intriguing, revealing study to team builders, team leaders, professors, coaches, parents, entrepreneurs and investors.
In this summary, you will learn
- What is the “magic number” of people on a team, and
- How to assemble and manage teams.
About the Authors
Forbes magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard is an entrepreneur, journalist and speaker. Michael S. Malone is a journalist, technology writer and entrepreneur.