Summoning Genius

This is an Open Source book on reliably creating teams that perform at the level of a human genius. It’s a work in progress, the handbook that I want for myself that helps me be a team member on such a team, and a guide for helping an existing team grow into one.

This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Share-Alike International 4.0 license. Portions of the reference material (The Core Protocols) are licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3. These licenses mean you are free to share and adapt this material for any purpose as long as you comply with the license terms.

I’ll fill in the outline as I write it. If you have improvements or comments, please contact me at adam@adamfeuer.com

  • Dedication
  • Introduction – What is this book?
  • How To Use This Book
  • How To Pay For This Book
  • Greatness- what is it?
  • Individual Greatness
  • Team Greatness
    • definition
    • Characteristics of Great Teams
    • Ending Slavery in the British Empire – Thomas Clarkson’s team
    • Eradicating Smallpox – WHO’s Smallpox Eradication Unit
    • Landing a Person on the Moon – NASA’s Moon Landing Program
  • Where Does Greatness Come From?
  • What Is a Team?
  • Team = Product
  • Positive Psychology
  • Character Strengths Can Be Learned- growth mindset
  • Virtue
  • Headgap
  • Abundance
  • The Greatness Cycle
    • safety
    • virtue
    • risk
    • creativity
    • shared vision
  • Safety
  • Risk
  • Creativity
  • Shared Vision
  • Authenticity
  • Conflict
  • Leadership
  • Team Skills
  • Decisions
  • Strengths
  • Agency – I am not a victim
  • Authority
  • Stages of Growth
  • The View
  • The Skills and Qualities
    • self-care
    • safety
    • vulnerability
    • humility
    • creativity
    • curiosity
    • personal learning
    • team learning
    • intimacy
    • decisiveness
    • bias toward action
    • growth
    • far vision
  • Reference
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Licenses