They recommend creating communities of people that regularly participate and practice an area of expertise instead of relying on communities of experts to create progress and disseminate information . They claim that finding people whom will collaborate to find and answer are superior to people that know the answer. Experts might help but you would be better off not relying on them.
- Experts are hard to reach (unless they consider you a true peer), hard to captivate, and hard to solicit regular contributions from
- The idea of creating a communities of experts is alluring, but in most cases impossible to create
- you don’t need more experts, you need more people with good questions
“People get more value from a committed group of equals, people enjoy participating more in a group of equals, and it’s far easier to build these communities.”