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Making Diversity Your Strategic Weapon

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Technology has made it possible to build global companies in half the time and with half the effort than a mere five years ago. Brands of all sizes have an unprecedented opportunity to reach a staggeringly large audience. But to be taken seriously on a global scale, companies need to embrace a different way of doing business.

In almost any industry, international reach is the hallmark of a high-performing business. But going global means moving beyond a one-size-fits-all approach. The key to global expansion isn’t establishing offices in every corner of the world, nor is it the use of any single collaboration or cloud tool — it’s a culture of diversity.

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