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What happens when the genius leaves? Can other people extend or maintain their work? Is there a lasting benefit to the organization? Does their work enhance the capabilities of other contributors?

From my experience in working with "very productive individuals that don’t work as a team", the answer to these questions is "no".

The reality is that a large chunk of generating economic value stems from being able to get along with other people.

The richest blacksmith in the Old West wasn't the one that was the most brilliant artisan. They were the one that knew the value of a customer, how to cultivate a long-term relationship with one, and how to get more.

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