Stand on the shoulders of giants.
In Greek mythology, the blind giant Orion carried Cedalion on his shoulders to be his eyes. Cedalion literally stood on the shoulders of a giant.
Our daily work builds upon the accomplishments of others who came before us.
Collaborating is a way to stand on the shoulders of giants Take advantage of what your teammates know, what they have done, and what they can imagine as you develop ideas. Leverage their experiences and perspective to avoid repeating past mistakes or reinventing an already discovered solution. Create something better than any of you could do alone.
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