If you’re going to get innovative stuff done in the world, odds are you’re going to do it with other people. If you haven’t looked out the window lately, we’re living in an ever more connected and interdependent world. If there ever was a time for lone inventors to thrive, this is not it: smart, action-oriented, high-EQ, multidisciplinary, interdependent teams are uniquely positioned to take on the broad, systemic challenges so in need of innovative thinking today.
So if you’re going to do remarkable stuff, you’ve got to learn to grok the gestalt of teams.
Never cared much for the word “grok”, but the usage and alliteration fit here. The “T-shaped people” point is an especially valuable one.