The world and humanity are changing at an unprecedented rate. This book explores the processess that underlie this changing but coherent canvas. What is fuelling them? What is driving them? Can we control them? Mankind has always found ways to order life so as to reduce uncertainty and has sought to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, peoples and nations. In the modern and postmodern world, business and enterprise play a big role. Their tendency towards globalization needs to be understood and harnessed, not opposed out of hand or wished away, particularly because the tendency has not yet fully worked itself out. For sound understanding it is necessary to avoid seeing the issues through the eyes of one particular discipline. Hence this book also draws on material from history, anthropology, development economics, ICT, sociology and political science to help the reader gain insight into the processes that are occurring. It provides a signpost towards a new dynamic, in an increasingly integrated world, in which we observe an emergent form of globalization affecting the planet as a whole and the future of the people on it.
"You can't hide anything from the chief," observed Willie Creek, when Chief Fobes had left his garage, the scene of the mystery related in The Auto Boys' Big Six. "Well, he didn't seem to be a whole lot interested to find out who broke in here-who killed our dog," replied Billy Worth, severely. "You don't know him," returned Mr. Creek. "You just show him the fellow that done the deed and he'll arrest him mighty quick."