Diversity!!! Diversity!!! Diversity!!!
While it wasn’t quite Steve Ballmer my former Microsoft CEO, yelling at me in jockish, motivating fashion, it might as well have been.
Wait, what? Make this stop!
Thankfully, it was just a faint remnant of a nightmare, like phantom pain in an amputated limb. (I kid, I loved working at Mircosoft. My love is tough, what can I say.)
From the outside, large organizations like Microsoft or Amazon seem monolithic. But in fact, they like diversity because it fosters creativity and innovation. Both seem to be essential in today’s business world.
But diversity doesn’t just uplift faceless multinationals. It is no accident that the most successful and influential cities around the world are often melting pots. Diversity drives these powerhouses.
Silicon Valley is the latest expression of a phenomenon dating back to Babylonian times. Back then, for the first time, more than a couple of people thought it was a good idea to kick(-start) it together.
But this is not about Hamurabi’s rock, Wolfgang Amadeus, or the super computer in your pocket.
No, much more importantly it is about getting your own booty diversified. That’s right, we all need some rebalancing of the investment portfolio, some expanding in all directions at times
Mostly, because it’s there. And because everybody likes Pho.
First of all, if at least 50% of us humans didn’t actually like staying home and building things, what would the rest of us DRD4 travel gene empowered people go look at?
The least we can do is appreciate and respect. So next time someone gets all highfalutin, Tindering ’bout traveling this place and that, remember – there would be no quaint locals to feel superior about if there, well, weren’t any quaint locals hanging about.
Of course the other side of the coin shines equally bright:
Without a bunch of gypsies traipsing about the place, nobody would come by to see your Peter’s Dome. No matter how many years you made the poor chap paint upside down under your round roof.
And so you ask, “Pirata, what is the moral of the story?’
If there can be such a thing in the face of utter entropic diversity then, no matter if you stay or if you go, it must be:
-  #godmode is when Microsoft Word autocorrects your name if someone spells Balmer with one L. ↩