Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He served for more than twenty years on the faculty of Harvard Business School, where in 1991, he became the youngest person in the school’s history to be appointed a full professor. Ghemawat’s latest book, World 3.0, won the Thinkers 50 Book Award for the best business book published in 2010-2011. Pankaj Ghemawat also developed the DHL Global Connectedness Index.
For most of the period since World War II, globalization posted steady increases. But today we find ourselves in an age of ambiguity, with some exulting about "hyperglobalization" while others worry that globalization may have ended or even begun to reverse. The reality is actually much more nuanced.
Deutsche Post DHL´s Delivering Tomorrow: Logistics 2050 report looks deep into the future and poses a range of scenarios varying with respect to, among other factors, how connected the future will be across borders and distance. There is strong evidence, some presented in the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2012, that a more connected world would be far more prosperous and pass along to future generations a host of cultural and other non-economic benefits.