I also bring to the fore two other perspectives on the situation, my own with "A Business Carol," and that of Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, a professor of international business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, with his view on business strategy.
A very different twist on things. See what you think. If you "get it," click on the Found It Useful button.
And by the way, I notice the OPEN Forum by American Express OPEN is officially launching to the world in 2 days. Be sure to pay a visit. Lots of good information for global entrepreneurs and business owners.