This is a hugely important topic since we are repeatedly using the word “globalization” to describe how the world is changing. Even if I haven’t read it I think the book “World 3.0” is a must for everyone talking about the globalization in the future.
Mr Ghemawat points out that many indicators of global integration are surprisingly low. Only 2% of students are at universities outside their home countries; and only 3% of people live outside their country of birth. Only 7% of rice is traded across borders. Only 7% of directors of S&P 500 companies are foreigners—and, according to a study a few years ago, less than 1% of all American companies have any foreign operations. Exports are equivalent to only 20% of global GDP. Some of the most vital arteries of globalisation are badly clogged: air travel is restricted by bilateral treaties and ocean shipping is dominated by cartels.
It is interesting that the inequality discussion is finally exploding. Articles like the recently in Vanity Fair called Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%
is just one that have boot strapped the discussion.
What about the future? It would be interesting to run a scenario project focusing on the future of inequality to get a deeper understanding of where the national and global inequality is heading. Is revolution really the only outcome of dramatically increased inequality or are there other paths we could wander?
iPad’s Time Usage This has implications on how publishers should be developing content so it is optimized for the appropriate device
Where do they use it? Its versatility makes it a flexible and ubiquitous device with
- Use of desktop computers is down for 35% iPad owners since they bought the device
- Use of laptops is also down since they bought an iPad at 39%
- 87% of owners are using it every day of the week
- 26% for half an hour to an hour per day
- 32% for 1-2 hours per day
- 24% for more than 2 hours a day.
The last statistic certainly show that men’s habits for reading in the small room have not changed just the device!
- 69% of respondents using it in the bedroom
- 42% in the kitchen
- 20% of men can’t be parted from it in the bathroom