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I very much appreciate your perspective here, particularly on the subject of actively seeking diverse viewpoints and perspectives. This is something that has been on my mind a lot recently and which I touched on in a post earlier this week about open systems versus closed systems. In my field (higher ed marketing), I worry that we can too easily become myopic in our views precisely because seem not to look beyond our own niche areas in higher education. I'm not so concerned about influence or becoming influential (as you said, let the "influenced" decide who is or is not). I'm more interested in keeping channels open for the free, unfettered exchange of ideas, which can lead to more creative and innovative approaches to our work.

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