You Can Have Too Much Talent in Your Team

A report on the effect of talent in sport, from Scientific American here. Any sports fan disappointed by a team of galacticos will not be surprised to learn that a sprinkling of top talent improves results, but a team of top talent does worse.

The word “team” is an important one here – the effect was found in soccer and basketball, but not in baseball. So if what you do requires teamwork, you need some non-stars to help your stars shine.


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