To innovate, Mr. Heath says, you have to bring together people with a variety of skills. If those people can’t communicate clearly with one another, innovation gets bogged down in the abstract language of specialization and expertise.

Innovative Minds Don’t Think Alike – New York Times

Another pean to collaboration, t-shaped people, etc. I particularly like the “zero-gravity thinker”, though in my experience that more commonly leads to a lot of obvious thinking instead of breakthroughs.