… more is wisdom than, well, hearing a cobra is poisonous without having to lose your life for proof? Bezos, then, makes a concerted effort to surround himself with wiser, more mature minds. Sure, hanging with people you’re smarter than boosts your ego, but hanging with people smarter than you boosts your intellect.
This is so apt. Hang out with people smarter than you. That would mean you have to give up your ego to accept that some may be smarter than you.