Communication greater than Intellect

Wednesday, 01 September 2010   |   Creative Thinking

Todays world is changing and advancing rapidly.  We are now part of a highly connected society where people have connections all over the world and are nearly always accessible.  They also have easy access to information on nearly any topic the require.  Progress is made through creative thinking and new ideas and those new ideas often arise through the sharing of existing ideas with others.  Given this,  are we at a point where communication is of greater value than intellect?  Is the phrase "It's not what you know but who you know." more relevant than ever before? 

If this it true then should be be placing a higher importance on teaching communication skills in school?

There are many people who have truly great ideas but they fail as they are not able to effectively convey their new idea to others.