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Volume II: The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in The Knowledge Economy

Introduction

"What stands at the core of the argument in this book series, Our Compelling Interests, is the proposition that diversity is to be valued; that welcoming, inclusive communities are strong communities," reflect series co-editors Earl Lewis and Nancy Cantor.

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Commentary

"By understanding the possibility of diversity’s benefits, we might then understand what society is striving toward," writes Katherine W. Phillips, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School.

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Identity and Cognitive Diversity

"Many of our complex challenges involve understanding the actions, preferences, and capabilities of diverse people. Thus, identity diversity also contributes relevant cognitive diversity," writes The Diversity Bonus author Scott E. Page.

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The Netflix Prize

"The story of the Netflix Prize differs from traditional diversity narratives in which a single talented individual, given an opportunity, creates a breakthrough because of some idiosynchratic piece of information. Instead, teams of diverse, brilliant people competed to attain a goal," writes The Diversity Bonus author Scott E. Page.

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People and Profits

“Two clear impressions emerge from visiting successful firms and organizations. First, they focus on their core mission, and second, they seek and value talented workers,” writes The Diversity Bonus author Scott E. Page.

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