What could diversity mean for your organization? More revenue? More innovative? Better decisions? All of the above according to this Scientific American article.
Filtering is indeed necessary, but you can choose to filter on the basis of quality instead of simply subject matter. Be happy to see the beauty of the whole forest, not just that of a single tree.
See also: the benefits of serendipity for a polymath
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