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Innovation Needs Diversity

Joseph DeSimone, Carbon
In conversation with: Tom Byers, Stanford University

Academic faculties continue to poorly represent the diversity of the student population, observes Carbon founder and executive chairman Joe DeSimone. It’s just one example of the lack of representation in the American technology and innovation ecosystem. It takes relentless leadership, he says, to make diversity front and center. Diversity, he adds, may create discomfort. But that very difference provides the richness that drives the most meaningful innovation.