This Type of Diversity Is Key to Alibaba—and Companies Are Totally Missing It

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While corporate boards have focused recently on increasing their diversity in terms of race and gender, they may be overlooking another type of diversity that’s especially crucial to innovation: age.

The reason: Boards with a broader age range are likely to be better at identifying and anticipating sea changes in the industry that companies must adapt to or die, John Chambers, chairman emeritus of Cisco Systems, argued Monday at Fortune’s inaugural Brainstorm Reinvent conference in Chicago. (read more)

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