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Spring 1996

Placeless Work in the 21st Century

William Knoke, the founder and president of the Harvard Capital Group, an investment banking firm, is author of Bold New World (Kodansha, 1996), from which these excerpts are adapted.

Los Angeles - Traditionally, the worker and the work had to be in the same place. Not so today: America sells cotton to India, which spins into yarn. It is then woven into fabric in Japan, sewn into shirts in Hong Kong, and sold back to America to fashion the raw cotton into the finished shirt. What they do or what they make is moved by sea, air and even satellite.

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