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The Wise and the Ordinary

When setting out to accomplish something, will a group of wise people come up with a great result? Not necessarily. On the contrary, a group of only unexceptional people may be more successful in some cases. The ordinary ones might want to experiment first before devoting too much effort to thinking, and make a certain progress. The wise ones might discuss matters first or get into a big disagreement and make no progress. To accomplish something, the mixture of people’s talents ― like two wise persons and eight ordinary people ― might be the key.

By Konosuke Matsushita,
founder of Panasonic Corporation

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The Wise and the Ordinary

When setting out to accomplish something, will a group of wise people come up with a great result? Not necessarily. On the contrary, a group of only unexceptional people may be more successful in some cases. The ordinary ones might want to experiment first before devoting too much effort to thinking, and make a certain progress. The wise ones might discuss matters first or get into a big disagreement and make no progress. To accomplish something, the mixture of people’s talents ― like two wise persons and eight ordinary people ― might be the key.

By Konosuke Matsushita,
founder of Panasonic Corporation