Introducing the 2014 Access 25
It’s our ranking of the people, places and ideas redefining global connectivity for 2014.
We don’t live in a shrinking world. We live in a more connected one.
It took Christopher Columbus nearly three months to cross the Atlantic. Today, your supply chain can jump that gap in hours. With a flick of your thumb, you can manage your business from the beach with your phone — just one of more than 6 billion mobile phones and devices that send 50 billion instant messages every day.
Yet, more than ever, it’s the littlest number that matters most: one. That’s the number of global connections it takes to change the world.
A tweet can launch a multi-billion-dollar business. One email can reengineer a market segment. A single package can lift up a community and even save lives.
At FedEx, we have a passion for making the connections that change the world. What will a more connected planet mean for all of us in 2014? We reached out to thought leaders around the world to find out, and the result is this year’s Access 25. We hope our list spurs conversation — and we encourage you to share your thoughts below.