with Sam Owens
In the interests of full disclosure, let me state that I am an entrepreneur who values multiculturalism. Not simply as a marketing strategy but as a fundamental cultural value. So I take issue with the Greater Madison business community’s common use of the term “diversity and inclusion.”
We all have individual characteristics and experiences that inform and, to a certain extent, bias our perspectives. This universal human tendency — to interpret information in a manner that is biased toward personal identity and experiences — has the potential to polarize, or to unite.