The spirit of openness

I have recently read the following post from a MIT graduate.

http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N35/loveletter.html 

It is interesting how this person describes his personal experience in two top ranked universities – Harvard and MIT. The contrast presented in the author’s post is primarily directed to the spirit of openness and collaboration that MIT has, compared to Harvard. In my previous reflections, before even reading this post, I always had an impression that the greatest universities are those places filled with open-minded people willing to exchange ideas and collaborate. This thought of mine came from the impression that collaboration of two great minds is never 1 + 1 = 2 but it is 1 + 1 = 2 + some delta.

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