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According to Bhaskar Chakravorti, the director of Tufts’ University’s Institute for Business in the Global Context, “the myth of American global market power” disguises the real failing of American multinationals to succeed around the world, and especially in fast-growing emerging markets. Despite what you might hear, he says “the US... Read more →


The concept of rooted maps is extremely useful when analyzing the process of economic, trade and even cultural globalization. Being able to view trade and economic data in a graphic way on a map is always eye-opening. Unfortunately, the good people of McKinsey continues to apply that old offline policy... Read more →


Looking at the language web in 2008, we see a surprisingly clear map of Europe and Asia. The language linkages invite explanations around geopolitics, linguistics, and historical associations. The outlines of the Iberian and Scandinavian Peninsulas are clearly visible, which suggest geographic rather than purely linguistic associations. Examining links between... Read more →


Are you curious to see the distribution of searches around the world in terms of language used by people searching on Google? This is the answer, and it provides a really interesting way of visualizing that information. The Search Globe visualizes searches from one day, and shows the language of... Read more →