[It's] useful to ask ourselves, ‘Just how global are we?’ before we think about where we go from here.

Pankaj Ghemawat

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“Actually the World Isn’t Flat.” TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Actually the World Isn't Flat." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from economist and globalization researcher Pankaj Ghemawat's 2012 TED Talk about globalization. Here, Ghemawat is saying that before we consider how globalized we should be, we should consider how globalized we already are -- i.e., how connected to other parts of the world we are in terms of trade, culture, technology, language, and other facets. In this Talk, Ghemawat argues that nations should embrace globalization, but only to a limited extent. Watch the full TED Talk here: Pankaj Ghemawat - Actually the World Isn't Flat