I’ve met individuals who understand what I say about lots of things, including what I say about institutions. But I have never succeeded in getting two let alone three of those individuals together so that we’d form a three-person-minimum core: and I’ve certainly never been with a single individual who, wearing an institutional cap, still understood what the same individual had understood a moment before, off the record.
Humans might survive if teams were more, not less, intelligent, honest, informed, open … than individuals.
The question isn’t How intelligent are you? or How intelligent am I? The question must be: How intelligent are we? and, Is it enough?