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Twenty Minute Lifestyle to accelerate Glocalization March 25, 2009

Posted by Bipin Agarwal in Global Economy, IT Offshoring - Future Direction, IT offshoring and Real Estate development, Politics and economy, Quality of Living, Real Estate Development in Global Economy.
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Glocalization is a key to recovery of the world economy.  As I have written before it is not a question of, if it will happen, it is matter of how long will it take to happen. There are lot of global organizations which would like to maintain the status quo of globalization, because it serves their purpose. In addition to above, corruption in the developing, under developed, and poor countries make it hard for glocalization to take root. Most of the government in these countries are not as transparent and people focused as they need to be to support local economy. However it will change because people will demand it.

Lack of infrastructure  is a one of the most common reason that companies are are not able to start there operation. Waiting for government to build infrastructure in the entire country in not feasible and possible in the time frame. Twenty Minute Lifestyle based micro-city development offers a unique opportunity for these countries to develop infrastructure in a focused manner to support local economy. Financial institution supporting these countries can see the result of their funding if the funding is used to develop these micro-cities.

I am here at Skoll Forum for social entrepreneurship at Oxford.  I had an opportunity to interact with people from all over the world and discuss the concept. I got a strong endorsement of the concept and they would like to see their country to adopt this approach. People from Africa, Hungary, Asia, central America, even developed world would like to see the quality of life offered by Twenty Minute Lifestyle to be made available.

One good example of Glocalization is the local restaurant industry in Europe including Rome, Vienna. You will find clean, good local shops owned by local people and running them as a successful business. People often give example of how a Wallmart creates up to 150 jobs and increases tax revenue as a example of the benefit of globalization. What they do not want you to know that actual tax revenue is less or same before Wallmart showed up. While there could be 100 small business and making respectable income, now there are 150 minimum wage jobs, with all the profit shifted to Corporate coffers and china. WAllmart is doing a great job of re-distributing the wealth, take money from local business and people and send it to corporate executives. Wallmart does deliver lower cost goods successfully at the expense of local business. Wallmart could easily be branded as a biggest destroyer of local business. STARBUCK, Mchonnald, Subway, Pizzahut, Domino, are no different. Government should force the chnage of ownership structure. It is OK if back end is centralized, local shops should be owened by local people.

One of the biggest gift of globalization is that it has destroyed the local culture and shopping experience of countries, state and community. You can now travel anywhere in the world and eat same food and buy from the same department store with no passion by the employees who are working for minimum wages.

Reason Glocalization will happen is not because government or large corporation want it, it is because people will demand it.

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Bipin Agarwal

bipin.agarwal@redhawkinvestments.com

https://twentyminutelifestyle.wordpress.com/about

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2. Richard - April 7, 2009

Hi Bipin

There’s nothing better than staying engaged- stimulation of one’s mind is the most important thing in this world. I think if a person keeps their mind active and always questions where the world is going (and what their place in it is) then, in a positive environment, people can achieve great things- especially to make the world (and humanity) a better place.

I think it’s ok being a successful person in life as long as one can look back and really feel that they have changed other people’s lives for the better. As Einstein said: ‘Try not to be a man of success in life, but rather a man of worth’.

Keep on keeping on with what you’re doing and your legacy will be to have changed countless other people’s lives and humanity for the better- that’s the most important thing one can leave behind!

I try to do my own bit to change the world around me for the better (having being brought up in a positive environment and having being instilled with a social conscience I guess by my parents).

I try to reach out to people through music (through writing and recording my own music and producing other people’s music). Music as an art form can channel negative and positive emotions and can have a profound effect on the way people feel. For instance I will be starting voluntary work this month with the Ley Community in Oxford, where people go for rehabilitation from the nightmare of drug addiction. I will be doing music therapy sessions where by residents can channel negative emotions through lyrics or music composition.

My own music is at a very dark, experimental stage at the moment. you can check out some demo songs I put up recently on: http://www.myspace.com/thederelictangel

Richard

3. Richard - April 7, 2009

Hi Bipin

Positivity can change the world. And the fact that your positive outlook on life and humanity can change 60 million lives for the better is inspiring to me.

I believe everything in this world that lives produces frequencies of noise and vibration and bio- electrical fields that all interact at a base level of existence (perhaps even at a molecular level) . Fields of energy surround us everywhere we go and they can be posively charged or negatively charged! Energy is fluid in whatever form it exists- so it’s important to instill a positive energy where ever one is.

Kind regards

Richard


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