We cannot praise "The Fifth Discipline" enough. It is simply the best book on the learning organization that we have ever read.
One fundamental of the learning organization is the imperative to work with people that are different than you.
The irony of the diversity imperative is that the online market is fragmented. Online networks tend to be homogeneous, with people from the same locations, education level, mindset, etc. This is discussed at length in Seth Godin's book "We Are All Weird."
However, the cultural imperative of the learning organization depends on diversity to generate a variety of ideas from different of viewpoints. Every person brings their own filter to the organization.
As Marv Adams says:
... those organizations that make even modest progress in developing capacity to understand and work with complexity will have real advantages.