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What is the "Disneyfication of Paris"?

The actual Disneyland Paris I've been pondering this question for the past few months and thought I'd put it to the Secrets of Paris community. "The Disneyfication of Paris" is a phrase that's thrown around a lot, especially after the French film Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (aka Amélie) became one of the biggest hits of 2001 despite the angry critics who said the director showed a fairy-tale version of Paris, not the "real" city.  The topic has come up again when the director Jean-Pier...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Globalization, Disneyland, Editorial, Disneyland Paris, Amélie, Poulain, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Understanding Paris, Disneyfication, Le Fabuleux Destin


Update: "120 interviews later, photographer releases book about Japanese ‘hafu’ identity"

An update on the "Hafu2Hafu" project... Photo and text borrowed from Japan Today, 4/26/19. A Japanese-Belgian photographer who has interviewed half-Japanese people with backgrounds from nearly 100 countries released a book this month. The book is a culmination of Tetsuro Miyazaki’s racial-identity project that grew to 120 interviews — all documented in its 150 pages. After more than two years of interviews, the Hafu2Hafu project will continue to explore what it means to be half-Japanese even a...
Tags: Photography, Japan, New York Times, Anthropology, Globalization, Miyazaki, Japan Times, Hafu, Tetsuro Miyazaki


Trends You Must Know About If You Produce Anything

When you produce basically anything, strong  supply chain  management is imperative. When a supply chain works well, the customer experiences better product quality and distribution. When it doesn't, productivity, revenue and customer satisfaction plunge. Fortunately,  business innovation  in the supply chain management space has flourished over the last few years, mainly due to digital advances. Here's a look at 10 business innovations that are positively impacting the space. 1. Data A...
Tags: Technology, Careers, Management, Current Affairs, Globalization, Best Practices, TMS, Life in the 21st Century, LPWA, Future Trends, AMEX Business, Data Analytics Big Data, Transport Management Software Known


Modern Businesses: Local Versus Global

Not long ago, offshoring of goods and services was a foolproof way to keep costs down—if you could manage it. Now, however, due to changing markets, local sourcing is experiencing an upswing. Helped by Gabriele Rizzo, futurist adviser for private and public international defense organizations, and Alexander Bird, CEO of micronutrient food manufacturer  Kiss My Keto , let's look at the pros and cons of local versus global supply chains. Benefits and Drawbacks of Local and Global Supply Chain...
Tags: Business, Technology, Mexico, China, Careers, Management, Current Affairs, Globalization, Eurostat, AlixPartners, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, Gabriele Rizzo, Alexander Bird


Supply Chains of the Future: What You Need to Know

There's a significant amount of  change taking place in business today , and it requires owners to avoid disruption to their supply chain strategy. Supply chain management plans will need to take into account automation and tech innovation, new geographies and regional sourcing, increased regulation and climate change. Automation and Tech Innovation Extensive job automation can affect your supply chain strategy for the better because it allows organizations to reap the unique strengths of ...
Tags: Productivity, Business, Technology, Careers, Current Affairs, Gartner, Globalization, Rizzo, Handy Resources, Creativity & Innovation, Future Trends, American Express Business, Gabriele Rizzo


Results from the European Freelancers Study

The European online talent marketplace Malt and the European Forum for Independent Professionals recently released , a study based on a survey of close to 1,000 European freelancers.  The results are generally consistent with studies of U.S. freelancers. As the study chart below (click to enlarge) shows, the main reasons for Europeans becoming freelancers are quite similar to the reasons Americans do. The same is true for the challenges of being a freelancer.  It's not surprising the data...
Tags: Europe, France, Sales, Globalization, Freelance, Gig Economy, Independent workers, European Forum for Independent Professionals, Marco Torregrossa


What Does Globalization Really Destroy?

Posted: 2/25/2019 | February 25th, 2019 While walking down the streets of Medellín, I came across a Dunkin’ Donuts, a donut chain from my hometown of Boston. (It’s the best. Locals are quite attached to Dunkin. Don’t mess with a Massachusetts resident and Dunkin.) As I looked at the store, a pit formed in my stomach and I got quiet and melancholy. For days, I had been coming across Starbucks, McDonald’s, KFC, Papa John’s, and now, Dunkin’ Donuts! Medellín had been overrun by the chains. Anot...
Tags: Travel, Taylor Swift, Boston, Massachusetts, Colombia, West, Egypt, Globalization, Starbucks, Morgan Freeman, Michelin, John, Scandinavia, Disneyland, Medellin, Kfc


2019 Market Trends to Expect

The overall financial health of the global economy, as well as the resources we have available to make intelligent projections, will greatly impact business success in 2019. Let's have a look at two of the major market trends to expect this year. Continuing Stock Market Volatility We enter 2019 with the financial sector in a  bear market . (A bear market is an economy in which security prices drop 20 percent or more and stay low for a long time period.) The 2018 market was volatile and the...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, China, Careers, Management, Eu, Current Affairs, Globalization, Canada Mexico, HR Issues, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, American Express Business, Juan Carlos Arancibia


Key Findings from the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Survey (Part II)

Last week, I shared some compelling results from the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Future of Jobs Survey. To recap, this research set out to represent the current strategies, projections and estimates of global business, with a focus on large multinational companies and more localized companies of significance due to their employee or revenue size. Let’s examine some additional highlights from the report: Emerging in-demand roles: Among the range of established roles that are set to experience in...
Tags: Technology, Careers, Management, Customer Service, Current Affairs, Globalization, World Economic Forum, HR Issues, Employment Trends, Life in the 21st Century, Flexible Work, Future Trends, Skill acquisition, Skills gaps, Social Media Specialists


Key Findings from the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Survey (Part I)

Last week, I shared some compelling results from the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Future of Jobs Survey. To recap, this research set out to represent the current strategies, projections and estimates of global business, with a focus on large multinational companies and more localized companies of significance due to their employee or revenue size. Let’s examine some additional highlights from the report: Emerging in-demand roles: Among the range of established roles that are set to experience in...
Tags: Technology, Careers, Management, Customer Service, Current Affairs, Globalization, World Economic Forum, HR Issues, Employment Trends, Life in the 21st Century, Flexible Work, Future Trends, Skill acquisition, Skills gaps, Social Media Specialists


Key Findings from the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Survey (Part I)

What is the future of jobs? The answer to that question depends on who you ask, and in what context. The World Economic Forum has its point of view, which it explored in The 2018 Future of Jobs Survey. This original research set out to represent the current strategies, projections and estimates of global business, with a focus on large multinational companies and more localized companies of significance due to their employee or revenue size. The survey was distributed to relevant companies throu...
Tags: Careers, Management, Current Affairs, Globalization, World Economic Forum, HR Issues, Employment Trends, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, Skill acquisition


Trump’s not the problem. He’s a symbol of 4 bigger issues.

If the problem was just Trump, it wouldn't be happening in other places around the world, says political scientist Ian Bremmer. All sorts of advanced industrial democracies have people getting angrier and voting more and more against the establishment.Even when their economies are doing well, four factors exist that rip at the fabric of civic nationalism. What's surprising, however, there is one developed country that isn't having such issues. What can we learn from them? ...
Tags: Politics, United States, Innovation, Globalization, Inequality, Social Change, Trump, Ian Bremmer, Big Problems


Dear elites: Did you learn your lesson?

A globalized, interconnected world doesn't necessarily work for everyone... especially on the rural (and hyper-local) levels. While many got massively rich from technology and globalized trade it left many feeling locked out. Anand focuses on the rise of Trump and the huge popularity of Bernie Sanders to highlight the fact that the majority aren't satisfied with the current state of capitalism. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changi...
Tags: Money, Democracy, Government, Economics, Capitalism, Innovation, Globalization, Consumerism, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Anand


Online Platforms Enabling the Rise of Global Micro Outsourcing Firms

Oxford's Internet Institute's research paper The Global Platform Economy: A New Offshoring Institution Enabling Emerging- Economy Micro-Providers covers how online platforms are creating an alternative to traditional outsourcing. Key quote from the paper: In recent years, a new offshoring mode appears to have emerged alongside these two established modes: one-person micro-providers that serve clients around the world in transactions conducted via online platforms. The paper describes 3 k...
Tags: Sales, United States, Philippines, Oxford, Alibaba, Globalization, Intuit, MBO Partners State of Independence, Oxford s Internet Institute


Syria: The New Terra Nullius

SYRIA, seat of an Islamic Caliphate. Syria, site of the Middle East’s newest liberal democracy. Syria, socialist paradise. Syria, a corrupt and murderous dictatorship that practices genocide. Syria, a failed state. Syria a state that is too strong. Syria, soon to be partitioned into ethnic enclaves. Syria, a pawn of Iran. Syria, a tool of… Read More Syria: The New Terra Nullius
Tags: Democracy, Syria, Middle East, Anthropology, Globalization, Morality, Imperialism, Noam Chomsky, Iran Syria, David Graeber, Anarchists, Neoliberalism, David Harvey, Anti-war, Humanitarian Imperialism, Regime Change


The allure of the peasant in organic farming

Idealizing pre-modern life has a long history in western culture. When Europeans discovered the vast new world of the Americas, new visions and possibilities arose in their imagination, not just of the Native Americans that populated the new continent, but of Europeans themselves. The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes understood Native Americans to live in a pre-civil condition, savages ridden with violence. Sharing the same humanity in common with Europeans, he argued that humans avoided this c...
Tags: Books, Featured, Fair Trade, History, World, United States, Farming, Farmers, Agriculture, Globalization, Himalayas, Native Americans, Social Sciences, Organic Farming, Shambhala, Thomas Jefferson


1 in 5 Independent Workers Have Customers Outside of the U.S.

One of the interesting findings from the MBO Partners State of Independence study series is a growing number of independent workers (freelancers, solopreneurs, gig workers, etc.) have customers outside of the U.S. There are several reasons for this: 1. Online platforms and marketplaces have made it much easier to find and conduct business overseas. This is true for both product and service companies. 2. Outsourcing has made international shipping and logistics much easier.  3. Rapidly growing d...
Tags: Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, Sales, Globalization, Outsourcing, Freelance, Gig Economy, MBO Partners, Emergent Research, MBO Partners State, Amazon Etsy


The Trade War is Here: Some of the New “Facts of Life”

In Madeleine Albright’s new book, dramatically titled Fascism: A Warning, she slams the anti-globalization crowd, claiming yet again that globalization is here to stay—it’s a “fact of life”. It must be another of those facts of life that we are seeing today, like “Donald Trump will never be elected president” or “UK voters will ultimately… Read More The Trade War is Here: Some of the New “Facts of Life”
Tags: UK, Mexico, Eu, European Union, Canada, Anthropology, Tariffs, Globalization, Donald Trump, Globalism, Brexit, Ndp, Justin Trudeau, Nafta, Liberal Party of Canada, NWO


Five critical concerns facing modern economics

Due to the nature of globalization and the interconnectedness of modern human society, the discipline of economics touches on other areas of study such as politics, environmentalism, and international relations. This is especially true for the tumultuous times in which we live. From the role of women in leadership positions to the uncertainty surrounding a higher minimum wage to the growth of populism in the Western world, we’ve excerpted five thought-provoking chapters that address central prob...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, US, Economics, Austerity, Minimum Wage, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, Bill Clinton, Women in Leadership, Globalization, WTO, Montreal, Donald Trump, Quebec


Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 3: Mexico—Armed Rebellion, Mass Migration, Flat GDP

Getting Past the Propaganda We are routinely told that Mexico has grown into the “one of the more robust emerging economies with exports of about $1 billion a day”, more than 10 times what they were in 1994. CBC News, like Trump, thinks Mexico is “the big winner” of NAFTA. If it sounds improbable that… Read More Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 3: Mexico—Armed Rebellion, Mass Migration, Flat GDP
Tags: Mexico, Corn, Capitalism, Anthropology, Agriculture, Globalization, Dependency, Manufacturing, Donald Trump, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Job Loss, Nafta, CBC News, Zapatistas, EZLN


Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 2: Canada—Localized Profit, but a Net Outflow of Capital

In Part 1, details on trade and investment between Canada and the US were presented that showed the US has run surpluses in the trade in goods and services, and more investment came into the US from Canada than the other way around. Both of these have the effect of draining capital away from Canada.… Read More Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 2: Canada—Localized Profit, but a Net Outflow of Capital
Tags: US, Canada, Unemployment, Capitalism, Anthropology, Agriculture, Globalization, Dependency, Manufacturing, Justin Trudeau, Job Loss, Nafta, Isds, Chrystia Freeland, Donald J. Trump, Capital Outlfow


Trade War and the Nationalist Exchange: Trudeau Trails Trump

“These tariffs are totally unacceptable. For 150 years, Canada has been America’s most steadfast ally. Canadians have served alongside Americans in two world wars and in Korea. From the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Afghanistan, we have fought and died together. Canadian personnel are serving alongside Americans at this very moment. We are… Read More Trade War and the Nationalist Exchange: Trudeau Trails Trump
Tags: America, Afghanistan, Canada, Nato, Normandy, Cultural Appropriation, Anthropology, Korea, Tariffs, Aluminum, Globalization, National Security, Donald Trump, Steel, Justin Trudeau, Neoliberalism


Documentary Review: “Inside Job” is Still Relevant

“Even as the crisis unfolded, we didn’t know how wide it was going to spread, or how severe it was going to be. And we were still hoping that there would be some way for us to have a shelter, and be…less battered by the storm. But it is not possible. It’s a very globalized… Read More Documentary Review: “Inside Job” is Still Relevant
Tags: Corruption, Barack Obama, Financial Crisis, Ethics, Capitalism, Anthropology, Globalization, Goldman Sachs, Conflict Of Interest, Bill Ackman, George W. Bush, Charles Ferguson, Larry Summers, Timothy Geithner, Revolving Door, Charles Morris


Our ‘Us Vs Them’ World: 5 Reasons Why Globalism Is Failing

Our world is becoming more divided every day. Here's why
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Automation, Globalization, Donald Trump, Risk Report


Documentary Review: “The China Hustle” is a Problematic Cautionary Tale

What if the Chinese “economic miracle” were proven to be, like so many other alleged miracles, a mass of illusions? What if savvy American investors were actually shown to be quite naïve and gullible, even after everything suffered by so many during the 2008 financial crisis? What if American politicians were revealed to be sleepy… Read More Documentary Review: “The China Hustle” is a Problematic Cautionary Tale
Tags: China, Investment, Anthropology, Alibaba, Globalization, Donald Trump, Hedge Funds, Roth Capital, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Carson Block, Neoliberalism, Deloitte & Touche, Dan David, Loeb & Loeb, The China Hustle, Jed Rothstein


Piston Slap: New Life for Old Tooling… Or Not?

TTAC commentator Halftruth asks: Hey Sajeev, This question came across my mind recently whilst reading all of the sedan death watch articles on TTAC. What happens to all the tooling and hardware when a model is discontinued/killed off? Can any of this stuff be recycled/redeployed? Consider the Chryco 200, discontinued after 2 years. Will FCA […] The post Piston Slap: New Life for Old Tooling… Or Not? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lifespan, Autos, Recycle, Globalization, Accounting, Scrap, Chrysler 200, News Blog, Piston Slap, TTAC, Global Platform, Chryco, Vauxhall Victor, Vehicle Tooling, Halftruth


The OUP citizenship quiz

Far from fading into obscurity as the world moves towards a more interconnected and globalized future, the concept of citizenship is enjoying something of a renaissance. It is an almost constant feature in world news, as nations move to secure their positions by either welcoming or denying new citizens to cross their borders, and the contentious issue of citizenship for sale gains evermore traction. Do you understand the issues surrounding citizenship in today’s world of increased migration and ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Law, Policy, Migration, Quiz, Globalization, Citizenship, Borders, International Law, Citizens, Quizzes & Polls, Oxford Handbooks, CC0 Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons, Citizenship Quiz, The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship


Risk, Trust, and Fulfilment: Reality Tourism, Continued

The story of the Razor’s Edge company continues to unfold with the latest release of one of their private videos, the kind which have normally been distributed to prospective clients in person, until now. This is the third in a series. Sources close to the company confirm that what is presented below is a draft of a… Read More Risk, Trust, and Fulfilment: Reality Tourism, Continued
Tags: Fiction, Anthropology, Belarus, Globalization, Kate Winslet, Fake News, Razor's Edge, Elitism


Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017

In memory of Edward S. Herman b. April 7, 1926, d. November 11, 2017 An inspiration that lives on, may he rest in eternal peace. From provoking potential war with North Korea, to the fabricated US hysteria and fear-mongering about Russia, to the deluge of identity politics, and the escalated neoliberal attacks on democracy, there… Read More Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017
Tags: North Korea, China, Russia, US, Syria, Anthropology, Libya, Identity politics, Globalization, Imperialism, Nationalism, Militarism, Populism, Edward S Herman, Donald J. Trump, Venezuela. Iran


Globalization

by Bill Lewis, co-founder at Temasys Communications Our traditional view of globalization, common for decades, was massive container ships conveying goods from distant manufacturing locations; and watching services, capital, and expertise flow from one from major established commercial and financial city or region to another Just less than a decade ago there was a cataclysmic change – a major event, a crisis – that was a precursor to an even greater structural shift. Global trade dipped in 2008...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Spotify, Ebay, Digital, Global, Netflix, Globalisation, Globalization, Skype, Global Trade, Thinking Aloud, MGI, Global Business, Bill Lewis