By Geoff Colvin, Ryan Derousseau
"Leaders in business, government, and every other realm should pay attention to Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, published today by Parag Khanna, a senior research fellow at Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Khanna argues powerfully and persuasively that we misunderstand nations, economic growth, war, and peace if we analyze them only according to existing political boundaries. Within nations—such as the U.S., as he explains here—or among nations, he says, “We don’t fight over the borders that divide us but rather pull and yank the supply chains that connect us. While very few societies are at war, all societies are caught in this global tug-of-war, competing over the flows of money, goods, resources, technology, knowledge and talent transpiring between them.” You will see the world in new ways as Khanna shows how connections across borders are in many ways more significant than the borders themselves."