What are key influencers saying on importing, exporting and globalization? Here are a few noteworthy quotes.
Inspiring Quotes on Globalization, Importing and Exporting
- Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
- Hillary Clinton, former United States Secretary of State
In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.
- Larry Elder, American radio and television personality
Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation.
- Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny.
- Anna Lindh, former Swedish Social Democratic politician
Developed countries and advanced developing countries must open their markets for products from the developing world, and support in developing their export and import capacity.
- Nelson Mandela, former South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
- Jon Meacham, former editor of Newsweek and co-anchor of PBS's TV and web newsmagazine Need to Know
A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play.
- Barack Obama, former President of the United States
We can choose a future where we export more products and outsource fewer jobs. After a decade that was defined by what we bought and borrowed, we're getting back to basics, and doing what America has always done best: We're making things again.
- Oscar de la Renta, one of the world's leading fashion designers
We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.
- Paul Samuelson, American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize
Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support.
- Tom Vilsack, American politician who has served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture
Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks.
- Jack Welch, American business executive (former chairman and CEO of General Electric), author and chemical engineer
Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas.
- Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur and one of five co-founders of Facebook
Facebook is inherently viral. There are lots of sites that include a contact importer, and for lots of them it doesn't really make sense. For Facebook it fits so well. It wasn't until a few years in that we started building some tools that made it easier to import friends to the site. That was a huge thing that spiked growth.
- Fatos Nano, former Prime Minister of Albania
Today in the era of globalization, there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation.