Link of the day: Ingredients for creating disruptive research teams
A friend of mine, Stefan Torges, has written up a quite extensive summary of the characteristics that tend to be present in very successful and disruptive research teams. In his summary he draws conclusions from research evidence as well as from various historical examples such as the Bell labs (they invented, among many others Unix and C), the Manhattan Project or Lockheed Martin. If you are building up a research team, this is excellent advice. If you are only interested in the general gist you can also watch a video of the presentation he gave at the EAG conference in London.