I cannot agree more. I think by and large, heterogeneity in Silicon Valley is a serious challenge and I would welcome a discussion to see what the underlying reason might be and how we can address it, rather than mere tactics to tactically ameliorate it.
Great article. In one of my previous roles, I led the MBA program for the Finance organization for two years. I went through hundreds of resumes and cover letters and had my fair share of interviews. I would add that just by going though a resume you could learn a lot about the candidate: her communication style, what he chose to include, how well the story flows, major achievements etc. Similar to what was mentioned in the post, I also like asking candidates about situations where they had to confront a peer or a manager and dig a bit into that.