When I was watching the TED talk of Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex, I got the insight that the interaction between people beyond their own family is one of the differentiating factors that explain the success of Human Beings compared to other species, amongst others the Neanderthalers.
In fact Diversity & Inclusion makes it possible to leverage the collective know-how in the Human Race and give access to systems and solutions that are impossible for a single human being or its’ family to completely understand, build and leverage.
The ability to interact, share and transact with people not of your kin make Human Beings unique and the most successful species on earth. Let’s celebrate this, but also realise that approximately 80 % of humanity have no access to this interacting, knowledge and technology sharing network. So, there is a lot of work to do and a big opportunity waiting for us all.
About Matt Ridley:
At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.
Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, “ideas having sex with each other.”