While I missed the talk by Khoi Tu on his book “Superteams“, I did get an opportunity to read the book. He discusses the extraordinary performance of seven legendary teams – Pixar, Ferrari Formula One, SAS, Red Cross, European, Ryder Cup Team, Rolling Stones, Northern Ireland Peace Process. It tells the tale of harnessing conflict, creativity and cohesion. Each of these teams has performed under very high pressure and has brought together superegos and superstars and faced monumental tasks and goals. There are a number of very useful lessons in the book.

However, he does not talk about the definitive superteams that run companies – hundreds of thousands of ordinary people come together to do extraordinary things and create monumental edifices (read companies) that stand the test of time.