Group Genius is a great pairing with The Wisdom of Crowds, Abundance, and Thinking Fast and Slow. It is fascinating to think about how groups work, how the brain works, and how to enhance creativity and innovation, particularly in an institution like public education that seems bound and determined to only make incremental changes to its structure and content.
In this book Keith Sawyer provides many examples of how organizations have been innovative. What I appreciated is that he didn't use Google and Apple which everyone seems to hold up as models of innovation. We know there are other innovative organizations outside of Silicon Valley. But as a side note, he cited no educational examples from higher ed, public or private schools, or charter schools. Are there some that he would think are innovative? That would be a great question.......Hmmmm.....
It's a quick read and fun to think about....again. Enjoy!
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