The Uplifting Power of Human Interaction

The Uplifting Power of Human Interaction

Within a decade after India obtained independence, a dozen Asian and African colonies followed and became free. When Norman Borlaug developed hybrid seeds in America, and India adopted it to usher in Green Revolution, several African and Asian countries followed the example and created similar food surplus. The exchange of information and ideas today inspires and enables the replication of success in several places worldwide.

Be it in politics, civil rights, sports or entertainment, the dynamic of collaboration is unmatched. There are few top football teams in Europe that consist only of Europeans, most are made up of talented players from around the world. When Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, or Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert met on the tennis court, they created a dynamic that thrilled fans regardless of their loyalty. It took Simon and Garfunkel or Paul McCartney and John Lennon to come together to create musical history.

Successful Partnerships and Corporations

Global entertainment received another great fillip when four brothers came together and founded Warner Brothers, the famous motion-picture studio. Human flight was made possible another time brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright got together. Several other combinations have resulted in famous successes – Procter & Gamble, Hewlett Packard, even Ben and Jerry’s! Larry Page and Sergey Brin together have given us the informational solution to all questions, Google. A modern-day classic in partnerships is the story of Apple Inc.


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Garry JacobsGarry Jacobs is President and CEO of the World Academy of Art & Science (USA), an international think-tank founded in 1960 by eminent scientists and intellectuals working on strategies to accelerate sustainable and equitable global development. For over forty years, Jacobs has been engaged in research in social development, employment, education, psychology, human-centred Economics, organizational theory and management strategies. He is also a management consultant and partner since 1987 in Mira International, a consulting firm providing management guidance to firms in a wide range of industries in the USA, Europe and India. The integrating theme in Jacobs’ work is consciously applying the process of growth and development as it expresses at the level of the individual, organization, nation and the global community. He is author of hundreds of articles on economics, business and global affairs and co-author of two business books on the process of corporate growth, a book on Indian development and a novel on spirituality and business. He is also the Chairman of the Board of World University Consortium (USA); Vice-President of Mother’s Service Society, an educational and social science research institute in India; Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy and an international member of the Club of Rome

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