I will be in LA with Nikki for a week and consequently probably very slow to respond to email, and otherwise not-really-on-the-interwebs-that-much. (Prediction: withdrawal symptoms will be severe.)
In the meantime, food for thought.
Anyone that works on a team with absolutely brilliant people needs to read about apollo syndrome. I need to find a better resource on it. Basically, I've found that throwing a lot of smart people at a problem does not magically guarantee that problem will be solved; you've still got to figure out - as a group - how you are going to work together.