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Major PlayersIt is important to know who the world’s major players are; that is, who controls the world. Billions of people work for but a dozen or so of the world’s largest corporations, making some of them more populous (and wealthy) than many small countries.
Google Doc - Major Players.docSome megacorporations have a corporate culture so well-defined and spread across such vast portions of the planet that it can be difficult to discern a Chinese Macroware employee from a Subsaharan employee, save for the regional differences in height and skin tone. Many corporate employees even adopt a single spoken dialect, further enforcing their global nature. In some cases, one’s allegiance to a corporation is stronger than his allegiance to his own country.Pay attention to the following information, or you may wind up crossing the wrong people.