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Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders by Bill George, W. Segovia, Daniel Gulati, John Coleman

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CHAPTER 2

Globalization

Embracing the Global Generation

I find that because of modern technological evolution and our global economy, and as a result of the great increase in population, our world has greatly changed: it has become much smaller. However, our perceptions have not evolved at the same pace; we continue to cling to old national demarcations and the old feelings of “us” and “them.”

—The Dalai Lama

The scene of a typical Harvard Business School classroom in the 1950s would seem rather peculiar today. For one thing, there were no women. The MBA class would be composed mostly of white American men, dressed in business suits and taught by a male professor. Fast-forward to 2010. Displayed on the walls of first-year classrooms are the flags ...

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