26 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

Photo of Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Corporation's employees

26 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

Photo of Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Corporation's employees