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The Wisdom of Small Groups

Posted by kenhoward on June 24, 2009

Tom Bodett raises some interesting questions regarding the Wisdom ofmotel6 Crowds, yada,yada.  You see, at the core of the value of Agile is the concept that two heads are better than one, three are better than two, and so on.

Tom observes that if five people guess the weight of someone, the average of the five will be spot on.      He goes on to question why a massive body such as U.S. Congress doesn’t tend to do so well with the group think thing.    Perhaps there’s a magical size where the benefit of a group wears off.

Check out Tom’s blog here, where you may also enjoy his always dry sense of humor.

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