You've probably heard of the Large Hadron Collider. If so, you might be a bit relieved at not having perished in a black hole, more than likely, you wonder what the point of it is, it doesn' even work.
Even in we never discover the Higgs Boson, or it doesn't teach us much more about what the universe is made of, it's still going to be really worthwhile, we just don't know what for yet.
All sorts of brilliant things happen when great minds collaborate on a grand scale. The last incarnation of a machine like this was CERN, where a group of scientists, including Tim Berners Lee, created the world wide web.
Most of the great leaps in science happend from accidents in the lab, or when someone was looking for something else.
Most of the big problems today are too big to be solved by one person, it needs collaboration.
Things happen when great minds get together, that's surely a good thing, you just don't always know what they will be.
And, to shamelessly try and link that to the day job, get in room with clever people as often as you can.Planning for campaigns is just too damned complex for one person...everyone's good at something, pool resources. Be ready to spot OTHER people's good ideas.
Anyway, funny post for a Friday afternoon, but there it is.
Have good 'un