After the post-Columbus and the modernizing periods, we are in a new era: "Globalization 3.0." It's not only a small world, distance having been vanquished, but perfectly flat; barriers to participation in the global economy have vanished, largely because of technological advances and the fall of closed regimes. Markets are open and free. Jobs, projects, and factories can be off-shored or outsourced at the drop of a hat, information and skills shared while the hat's still floating, competition and collaboration maximized before it hits the ground. This is universal: Everyone's chances, from Bangalore to Beijing, are... More >>>