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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

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What Is 'Convergence and Divergence'?

Convergence is the tendency of group members to become more alike over time. This is what's known in business terms as "company's culture."

Convergence also means that groups tend to police themselves.

Divergence is the tendency of group members to become less like other group members over time.

Convergence is useful if you consciously choose to spend time with people you'd like to become more like. At the same time, breaking away from groups that aren't serving you is painful but necessary to grow.

If your social circle isn't supporting your goals, change your social circle.

Questions About 'Convergence and Divergence'


"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

Friedrich Nietzsche

From Chapter 8:

Working With Others


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Master the Art of Business

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