Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

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Ice Cream – everyone one loves it…right?

Originally posted on DIV:INQ — Diversity Inquiry:

Once upon a time there was an ice cream shop. Now, everyone loves ice-cream (at least in this story) it is part of life from early childhood through all stages of life. So there were many shops selling ice-cream (IC) for obvious reasons.

However – there was only one flavour IC. But people didn’t mind because they were not aware there was any other possibility for flavour. The one flavour on offer was vanilla. Vanilla was delicious and while a lot of people enjoyed it – others were not so fussed but went along with agreeing it was delicious and indeed the best thing in the world.

Eventually some people got tired of pretending they were into vanilla and dared to explore another flavour – dark and mysterious – it was called chocolate! It was still IC wasn’t it? There were some shop owners who refused to stock this new…

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Diversity New Zealand Ltd was established by Philip Patston in 2001. As well as providing consulting, keynotes and workshops, we run a suite of blogs and social networks, all focussed on presenting cool ideas about diversity and casting a different slant on the world.


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