Why Smart CEOs Give Their Haters a Seat at the Table

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Why you should care

Because diversity is a proven plus — and it’s not always about race.

Diversity is one of those buzzwords that can either rile you up or cause your eyes to glaze over. By now, most people have heard the well-reasoned cases for why racial, gender and even political diversity make for fairer and more inclusive universities and businesses. One OZY writer even made the case for hipster cops as an antidote to biased policing.

In the latest part of this video series, economist Noreena Hertz, the author of Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World, reminds us that the imperative for diversity is broader than just race and gender — and it’s not just a morality issue. A business’s ability to innovate and grow can live and die by the diversity of its ranks.

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