Power Point: Go with the group

May 19, 2009, 6:42 AM UTC
Fortune

“How should you behave? Well, do things in a group. Don’t do things by yourself. Groups are stronger, groups are faster. None of us is as smart as all of us.”

— Google CEO Eric Schmidt in his address to Carnegie Mellon 112th graduating class on Sunday. Schmidt’s theory about the wisdom of the crowd has been widely shared. What other advice did he have for the grads? Be prepared when opportunity strikes. “You cannot plan innovation. You cannot plan invention. All you can do is try very hard to be at the right place and be ready.” — Jessica Shambora