Experts are good for solving most of the problems any industry or society faces. But the problem is Experts with their experience can co relate the problem to existing solutions and quickly use it to solve the present problem. But for a most complex problems like Oil spillage where British Petroleum (BP) spent $20 Billion, a team of unlikely guys : one who works in Tattoo parlor, a Dentist and a Mechanic came up with a 99% efficient oil cleaning methods for $1 Million prize.
The Moral of the story is : When there is a huge problem just don’t bank on experts alone but also look for unrelated sources for help. We never know who can give you the best and workable idea. Read more about the X prize foundation that gives away lot’s of money for solving extraordinary challenges by common man.