To me (I repeat, to me) Basadur is a good concept. However, its sole usefulness to me is the concept that each of us has these different parts within us that sometimes wrangle with each other and can paralyse the individual in a tangle of opposing directions. The solution of externalizing these different parts into actual people in a hive mind is novel. On the other hand, taken as an idea, a model for how to work in a group effectively, I really think it must be situated alongside (if not several steps after) a set of other enabling tools such as those that deal with interpersonal psychology. Because for me, today's activity was the first group project and it exposed so nakedly the inadequacy of Basadur in addressing the the most critical aspect of any collaboration between two or more people: psychological dynamics, games ppl play, etc.