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Your blueprint for nurturing globally connected students The World Class Learners series provides the most complete information available on designing twenty-first century schools poised to leapfrog into the future! These practice-oriented books expand on Dr. Yong Zhao’s acclaimed World Class Learners, which presents a new framework for cultivating creative and entrepreneurial students. Now, with this third book in the follow-up three-volume set, Zhao reveals how to help students learn and prepare for a globalized world. The third book in the series outlines how to: • Transform students into strong, responsible global citizens • Leverage experts, networks, and partner school relationships • Implement a “glocalized” Global Campus or classroom Implement Zhao’s new paradigm shift one phase at a time, starting with any book. Better yet, read all three volumes for a complete blueprint to entrepreneur-minded schooling. “The ideal school should provide opportunities and resources to enable students to personalize their educational experiences instead of receiving a uniform standardized, externally prescribed, education diet.” --Yong Zhao
Chapter 3: The Global Market Others as Customers
The Global Market Others as Customers
“Global problems as Enterprising Opportunities—Human beings face tremendous challenges: environmental degradation; drastic climate change; natural disasters; large and small conflicts among national, ethnic, and religious groups; hunger and poverty; energy; health; aging; migration; and unemployment, to name just a few. These challenges are global problems intensified by globalization. We could complain, we could criticize others for causing these problems, or we could try to look at them as opportunities waiting for the creative and entrepreneurial to come up with solutions. Being able to adopt a perspective that helps to examine these problems as rich opportunities for new products and services is what is needed for global business entrepreneurs.”
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