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4 ways to build your global community

In the past, being an international company meant you had offices, employees and activities across the planet. Today, thanks to the Internet and an ever-flattening world, any startup with a router can go global.

Google Translate: You speak the words, your iPhone translates

One of my great regrets in life is failing to become fluent in another language. My only consolation was that I figured, someday, someone in Silicon Valley would create a universal translator, like Douglas Adams’ Babel fish in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which could translate any language into any other language.