Everyone loves SpaceX, and thinks of Elon as the genius founder that invents new types of rockets that are cheaper, faster, more efficient. It’s fun to think of it as SpaceX versus NASA, or Silicon Valley vs Aerospace. But let’s talk about D&I, and logs. Logs as in timber.
If you’ve seen my talk on D&I, then you are familiar with under-matching: a phenomenon where bright kids from rural areas don’t pursue intellectually rigorous careers. Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not. Under-matching affects white folk too.
A specific example of why I believe what I do.