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Why has teamwork become such a buzzword in the world of business Because it allows individuals to move away from the traditional definition of power as control or domination and toward a definition that allows for shared authority in pursuit of a common vision. A collaborative team in fact generally achieves greater results than an individual might realize on his or her own. A remarkably powerful tool teamwork is taught in a remarkably powerful way at the Lally School. Here when individuals from various disciplines gravitate to each other the ensuing synergy ignites inspiration. When Meghan Olson 14 began her college career at Rensselaer she didnt expect to end up pitching a new product she helped develop to a panel of judges. But she and classmate Caroline Pitner 14 got 90 seconds to deliver their elevator pitch about a filter to remove arsenic from contaminated drinking waterusing the natural filtering power of cattails. Soon after she came to Rensselaer Olson got the entrepreneurship bug. A class on product design and lectures inspired her to try the Exemplars Program a campuswide initiative for students with a high level of interest in entrepreneurship. I loved the program. It was a great way to get involved in many different entrepreneurial events discussions and lectures she says. a capacity to connect 12