Bruce Koblish Posted 11 months ago How can a global business create a fulfilling relationship with a local community? Local and global are not mutually exclusive concepts or terms. Rather, they are two distinct concepts each of which is dependent on the other. Much like the parallel paths of train tracks, or the parallel existence of physical and spiritual, local and global help to define each other yet exist independently of one another. Finding out the balance between or the relationship of one to another by looking at only one OR the other will not help understand the current or future relationship between the two. Only by looking at local and global as being symbiotic can we fully appreciate the challenge that lies in answering the question about their future.