CHAPTER 18MARCH OF TIME IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’llget run over if you just sit there.”

—AMERICAN RAILROAD SAYING

A few short years back, Marshall McLuhan predicted the global village. Most managers then thought, “He means a century down the road.”

He didn’t. It’s here today. Ask Gabe Lilly.

Gabe, head man for Asia and Latin America at a British pharmaceutical company, in a single year spent 43 days in London; 63 in Singapore; 47 in Raleigh, North Carolina; 22 in other U.S. states; and 123 in other countries. Gabe figures the twenty round-the-globe managers who report to him are “on a more intimate discussion basis” with him because of his extensive travel. That calls for global time management techniques ...

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