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My Daily Digest: June 24, 2021

Diversity leads to prosperity Science tells us that when it comes to keeping a species healthy and productive, diversity is the key. In farming it’s called hybrid vigour. The same is true in business.

The push for a diverse range of people in leadership isn’t some woke attack on men.

It’s a recognition that to truly innovate you need to bring together the experiences and talent from as wide a variety of people as possible.

A team made up of people of the same ethnicity and education will not challenge each other to think outside their spheres of experience.

But bringing together a group with differing experiences but a common goal can lead to truly innovative results.

So let’s do all we can to make sure everyone, whoever they are, has a chance to contribute to success.

Our survival depends on it.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

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Wiggins’ rural efforts rewarded

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