US + Them

January 17th, 2013

Certainly the world is getting smaller. As a result, every day in both our professional lives and our personal lives we are forced to deal with people who are different from ourselves and perhaps different than what we are used to. And sometimes, perhaps out of old habits, we might take refuge in sameness. The Us vs. Them mentality which has been so long a part of our culture may be receding, but it is still powerfully pervasive.

So how do we reset our individual approach to the world, so that diversity and difference become not only a driver of innovation, but a way that brings us pleasure and the joy of difference?

Professor Todd Pittinsky examines the realities of this costly and changing mindset in Us Plus Them: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference

My conversation with Todd Pittinsky: