Globalization

From Lee Iaccoca’s recent book titled “Where have all the leaders gone?”:

…something former astronaut Buzz Aldrin shared with Iacocca:

“Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana’s death

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scotch whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines. This is posted by an American, using Bill Gate’s technology, and you’re probably reading this on a computer that uses Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexican illegals. That, my friend is Globalization!

I’m not trying to make light of Princess Diana’s death. But it kind of makes your head spin to consider how interconnected the world has become.”

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