|1. Flat World Competition
Internet communication combined with secure intercontinental travel – of goods, services, people – have made the world flat. Everyone with an innovative idea and a strong wifi connection can start competing.
|2. The Anywhere People versus the People from Somewhere
This is the new societal divide. People who are born and live in one place, and being attached to that place for a whole life. Versus the globalized ‘Anywhere People’ who will go where chances & opportunities go.
|3. Roots & Wings
People need to feel earth under their feet, need to feel a sense of belonging. But people also want to spread their wings and explore what the world has to offer them – and what they have to offer to the world.
|4. Local versus central – at the same time
We love local because we associate it with home – real home or symbolic home. We have a tendency to forget how many things have to be centrally organized in order to enable us to embrace ‘local’.
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|The World is Flat. Thomas Friedman||Breakout nations. Ruchir Sharma.|
|The Great Convergence. Kishore Mahbubani||The Age of Ambition. Evan Osnos.|
|The Road to Somewhere. David Goodhart|