ASSIGNMENT 4: GLOBAL VIEWPOINT PAPER
“Given the speed with which a single player can amass resources or a government can change the competitive ground rules, you must develop your skill in imagining second- and third-order consequences
Your viewpoint about the world will give you a better sense of how to filter the sources of information you rely on, focus the business, allocate resources, select people, and organize their efforts. It will also change the way you allot your time and mental energy.” —Global Tilt (Ram Charan, 2013)
Total Point Value: 160
Anticipated Time to Complete: 8 hours
Type of Assignment: Individual
Audience for Assignment: You and your instructor
Assignment Objective: To build your own personal viewpoint about developments in the world economy along with a strategy for keeping it current over the course of your career and life.
In this two-part assignment, you are asked to assess the current state of globalization and the global economy, project where current trends are headed, and identify the strategy that you can personally implement to keep your global viewpoint up-to-
date. The intended result is for you to develop a modifiable viewpoint on globalization and global business that can serve as a guide and agenda to prepare for successfully working in an increasingly complex, global economy.
Part 1 Where are we, and where is the global economy headed? (120 points)
Write a 10-page, double-spaced paper addressing the following areas. Assessing the lay of the land:
Write a three-page, double-spaced narrative that articulates a strategy for keeping your global viewpoint up-to-date over the course of your career.
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