The most likely reason why the smartest animal on the planet, counted by the largest amount of cognitive neurons in our brain, is bound to live the shortest of all major species is because of the dumb constructs of humanity we continue to build. Supposed systems that, instead of propelling the adaptability of humanity forward, lead to the manufactured navel-staring of manmade stupidity.
Evolution Of Dummies
Systems not only in blatant violation of the first-principles of nature (we teach here), but systems generously dipped in the confounding of consequence and cause, leading to grave depravity of reason (Nietzsche). Bad outcomes must be expected from the ill-fated conversion of a symptom into a system, as I will explain in the context of diversity shortly.
The fractal expansion of human adaptability is systematically endangered by such widespread confounding, leading to an anthropogenic cascade tossing the most precious evolutionary asset of humanity, our intelligence, in the trash.
But, let me not digress into evolutionary relevance, a subject hard to swallow for folks interested in the mere survival of self. So, let me reign in the pursuit of diversity to the timeline of the current generation.
Don’t Be Like Mike, Be Yourself
Diversity is a sensitive subject these days, not in the least placidly endorsed by former President Barack Obama, who I stood on the lawn for during his inauguration in Washington (thank not Dianne Feinstein) as the first seemingly intelligent President in my prescient lifetime, who happened to be black.
While Barack did a fantastic job of saving “the economy” from the multigenerational wrath of failed economic religions and constructs, he too confounded symptoms with systems increasing the public’s depravity of diversity. In addressing the alleged crimes of police brutality, he too suggested the exposure of symptoms will magically fix the systems.
Nothing will fundamentally change for the better when you attempt to infer causation from undesirable consequences, as per nature’s entropy, only an unprecedented and higher normalization of cause leads to new consequences.
Barack was also simply wrong in assuming the proclaimed symptoms were disproportionate to the merit of fact. At the time, according to police officials in New York City, for example, 90% of crimes in the city were committed by black people against black people, and thus exposing a disproportionate amount of alleged brutality by police officers, many who are by the way black, of the black community.
I will never forget the despair of a police officer explaining the ludricacy of the black apologists more worried about the treatment of black thugs after their gun-battle had allegedly killed a two-year-old black baby chilling with her mother on the porch. Nobody from the cavalry of cheap journalists bothered to cover the baby’s death or the mother’s grievance.
According to a survey, most police officers are simply afraid to lose their life. Not surprising when you are supposed to reign in gun-slinging criminals who are not afraid to snuff your lights out at a moment’s notice. Especially hard when the leaders, way up above, are more concerned about addressing undesirable symptoms than fixing the flawed systems of human excellence that perpetuate the symptoms.
Being a President is hard too; you have to be more than just a great orator or a community organizer. You must have the guts the reinvent and renormalize the foundational governmental precepts, with an ounce of prevention delivering a pound of cure, in building the great nation of diversity we must envision.
Diversity Is Crucial
Diversity is essential in building the regenerative capacity of any nation. Not because I say so, a President believes so, or none-whites say so, but because nature dictates diversity is key to the evolution of humanity.
In fact, the evolution of any species is dependent, not on the coagulating commonalities between members of the species, but is dependent on the small yet meaningful differences between members that prove to yield enhanced adaptability to nature’s unrelenting entropy.
We have learned that lesson from the composition of our DNA. More than 99.99% of the human DNA is the same; the unique sampling of 0.01% of our DNA responsible for the reason why humans all act, think, look and evolve differently. Meaning, the value of our differences is way more important than the value of commonalities.
As a President or a government leader, think about that disparity when you are responsible for building systems of human excellence. All of today’s operating-systems of humanity have been built to promote the value of our commonalities, fundamentally incompatible with the way nature evaluates human adaptability. A problem we must and can fix.
Nature’s law cannot be suspended or ignored. Diversity, of any kind, is paramount to the evolution of any species, including humanity, and is dictated by nature’s first-principles. Now it is up to us to curate the causal merit evaluating the diversity to each his own.
The value, timing, and importance of diversity, however, cannot be fabricated, for diversity itself is a consequence of the irrefutable evolutionary meritocracy as its cause.
By now, having dutifully read the previous paragraphs, you should have gathered one cannot infer causation from consequence. So, giving artificial advantage, or worse, unthinkable reparations, to disadvantaged minorities will not improve the evolutionary merit of a society’s regenerative, evolutionary capacity.
Martin Luther King (MLK) understood and preached the need for integration, and he openly disdained any kind of artificial segregation, the reason why he garnered the support of important white people to cement his case. Artificial segregation, decoupled from evolutionary merit, has after his passing impregnated our society again, sadly bolstered by a black President who heard the bell of MLK’s church ring but does not know where the sound came from, so to speak.
Black Entertainment Television, while entertaining at times, literally dances on the grave of MLK’s hard-fought preachings, blissfully ignoring segregation is the death of a nation. The state of California now mandating corporate boards must have at least one female board member promulgates the growth of the same virus of artificial segregation. Large private equity firms now saying they will not invest in companies that have no females as board members, are equally engrossed in the grave depravity of reason stemming from confounding of consequence and cause.
Fools Not Saviors
In a system that evaluates people solely on their evolutionary merit, no artificial adjustments are needed to reap the enormous regenerative benefits of diversity. The want to give an artificial advantage to the disadvantaged delivers proof the systems of humanity we have deployed are seriously broken. To compensate for those systems with artificial bandaids is apart from the depravity of diversity described above, also destructive to humanity.
Let me give you two light-hearted examples.
Do you really think the performance of, say, male, runners in the 100-meter Olympic sprint and the propensity for shattering world-records would improve when instead of letting their innate merit to run qualify, I would demand the composition of runners to be, say, half white and half none-white? Or what would you think of me, demanding that the composition of players in an NBA basketball game must represent the proportional distribution of race of the state they represent. Do you really think that would improve the quality of the game, and make it worthwhile watching?
You can see, again, how the composition of evolutionary merit defines the value of diversity, in that order, as the only way to achieve the best results.
Last but not least, I want to point you to the 13-minute opening salvo of Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald talking at Harvard, explaining in no uncertain terms how companies like Apple and prominent universities fall flat on their face by deploying the depravity of diversity. The graduation rates negatively affected by the artificial composition of the diversity of students, not unlike my examples.
We must reinvent the operating-systems of humanity to adhere to the first-principles of nature that define and dictate the regenerative capacity of humanity.
The theory, in the words of Albert Einstein, determines what can be discovered. And it is high-time we improve the human theory to comport with nature’s, so we find out what diversity of merit – improving human adaptability – is truly worth fighting for.
I rest my case.
Georges is the Managing Director of The Venture Company.
Beginning in early 2001, Georges produced triple-digit million-dollar startups in Silicon Valley he sculpted from nothing. As an entrepreneur, management incubator, CEO, board member, offered the rite of passage to become a venture capitalist, Georges refused to be confined by underperforming subprime innovation arbitrage and instead, began to question the populism of an investment thesis waddling in collusion so fundamentally incompatible with the discovery of outliers.
His entrepreneurial quest for root-cause, as he describes in 1,268 articles on the blog, revealed the systems of policy, capital, and innovation determining the gameplay of humanity, have not evolved to escape the regurgitating suboptimizations of an aging past. More poignantly and importantly, Georges discovered human gameplay is held hostage by flat-world systems of expiring absolutism systemically denying the dynamic relativity of the round-world we actually live in.
So, Georges set out to develop a new operating system for humanity – for the first time – compatible with evolution, offering new opportunities to create more vibrant and regenerative societies. Georges currently helps policy-makers, asset-managers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders chart a fundamentally new course, through custom advisory and masterclasses, guided by the discovery of nature’s first-principles, proven its worth over 13 billion years.
Georges is outspoken on the spectrum of his expertise and his viewpoints have been lavishly praised by people with a vested interest in the regenerative excellence of humanity. Georges is called upon by members of Congress, board members of large financial institutions, public pension funds, global economics organizations, private equity behemoths, venture capital firms worldwide, and entrepreneurs.