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A 24-hour New Year's Eve Party That Goes Around The World

Global Television and Directory of Businesses

Key Pages for Global Television:

Around the World in 24 hours Every Day
Best Business of the World
Best Producers for the Business of the World
Billionaires' Millionaires
Global series for Small Business School
Populations by country
Stories about millions of good business owners

Arabic Nations
Chinese television
Japan's businesses
Vietnam's infrastructure

Global TV.  Locally-produced episodes.

Upon the foundations of  Small Business School several new television series shall arise. First, to be called by the rather large title, The Best Businesses of the World, there is good reason to believe that this series will be focused on some of the very finest businesses in existence today.

Small Business School  has been a "how-to" series that focuses on best business practices of  those small business that are loved in their communities and respected within their industries.  Usually about 200 businesses are nominated from within a broadcast area, then the governor, mayors, and other local business advocates vote and a businesses is selected.  A requirement has been that the founder of that business must still be alive and the focus of the show is examination of the key business decisions of that person.  Although most episodes have focused on privately-held businesses with fewer than 500 employees, large businesses and publicly-traded companies have been profiled.

These episodes are just a half-hour and usually include six to twelve key ideas that are then used as a basis for a case study guide.  This series is made for educational television.  

The next generation of that show will expand and build on that format. 


Global listings of good businesses

All to be dynamically online:  Every listing in every country will be made from somebody who loves that business.  Every listing will eventually be qualified by a group of business advocates within that country and the second list from every country will emerge.  This listing will always be of the top 100 businesses and as many as 2000 businesses within a given geography.  Eventually every geography will be divided by television signals to every 4 million people. Within this entire global village, there should be less than 2000 yet more than 1000 listings!  More...

The earlier foundations

The Small Business School listings of wonderful businesses began in 1994, first with the people who were nominated and selected to become the focus of an episode of the show. And, as people watched those first episodes, many wrote or called and said, "I know a business that is as good as that one! Do an episode of the show about these people. They are wonderful!"

In 1995 when the Voice of America began broadcasting the show throughout the world, again letters, emails and telephone calls would come virtually every day, "Do an episode of the show about this company!"  More...

Let's get to know the world by Time Zones

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time:  UTC is a useful tool to keep the entire world on same relative time with each other, but it is confusing to understand time zones and it clouds of our very understanding of the nature of time.  Throughout this website and television series,  every time zone will be known by the  number of hours behind the beginning of the new day. When it turns 12 AM in Kiribati,  it will be 9 PM in Sydney (less 3 hours),  8 PM in Seoul and Tokyo (TZ4), 7 PM in Beijing (TZ5), 4 PM in Mumbai (TZ8), 11 AM in London (TZ13), 4 AM in NYC (TZ18), and 1 AM in Hawaii (TZ23).  Once we know in which time zone a country or city is (and we know the time zone we are in), calculating the current time of another becomes easier.

This world needs a larger vision and a constant demonstration of excellence.
Then, let's do it every day to examine best business practices everywhere.

Key Questions:

  • Can we create a 24-hour party every December 31st?
  • Can we celebrate the New Year by time zone (TZ),  from the International Date Line (TZ #1) to TZ #24?


Today, with all our technology, it is entirely possible.   Along the way, as the world turns, we can all visit every country of the world within 24 hours!

  • Why not? Every country. By time zone. Within the first time zone we'll go north to south, then in the next, from south to north.
  • We can actually do it.  There are only 195 countries and a few dozen territories.  In 24 hours there are 1440 minutes so each country can be be given at least five minutes. Regions of a country uniquely within a time zone could also be given that time.
  • We can be "live" and on line.  We can be collaborating about the meaning and value of life as everything from professional broadcast cameras to web cams open up. We can have some fun. Meet the people who make the best food in a region. The best drinks! And, we can visit the best places to celebrate the New Year. One of the goals for this blog is to have this celebration fully active by 2011. By that time we can have many prizes from the travel professionals from every country around the world. People can go from the virtual world to the really real world.

Such an event could become one of the largest collaboration events in history.


Help. Prepare. Participate. Host. Partner.
Get your 24-hour orientation.

  • Redefining who we are: What would happen if millions of people together celebrate the same event at the same time?   Might we redefine togetherness?
  • Breaking records: If the party lasts that full 24 hours -- possibly 26 hours from the open to "the-wrap" of the event, it could set many records on its first day? Then, if we celebrated the best within each country, we set the precedent to celebrate the best of business every day.
  • Hosts: What if every country, and every time zone had their own host to take us on a tour, a virtual event of the best of their country and then we all voted to determine the best within that time zone?

Let's visit the best restaurants in each country. What happens if we all get the best traditional New Year's recipe for each country. By the end of the celebration we each could have as many as 250 new recipes (195 countries plus the regions -- nine more in Russia, two more in Australia, two more in China, one more in India, one more in Mongolia, four more in Canada and the USA, and two more in Brazil -- and the territories.

  • Let's go to the favorite hot spot.  We can learn the mix for their traditional New Year's drink.
  • Then, let's go where the big action is -- to the country's favorite place to celebrate New Year's Eve. 
  • Maybe we'll open it up so the head of state can bring greetings on behalf of the country (or region). We can begin to get to know everyone, country-by-country in every time zone.
  • Each country's host would be in charge of their few minutes. Live cameras everywhere could open it up to real time views and spontaneity.

We could start and end in Kiribati. This country of islands on the International Date Line is in Time Zone #1. Some of their islands are also in Time Zone #23 and Time Zone #24. All are spread out from the equator (There are already people in high places in Kiribati on board for this celebration to begin).

  • In each time zone in the final minutes before their midnight, we can zoom into the country with the most people on line at that time. We could all quickly mix up their country's favorite New Year's drink, and then together bless their country and their people. Perhaps we can all listen as their National Anthem plays as the clock strikes midnight -- then all move into Time Zone #2.
  • By the 14th and 15th time zones we get to relax a little. We will have gone from the most populated time zone on earth, the 5th, to the least populated which includes Greenland, the Azores, and Cape Verde.
Who will be standing in the 18th hour as we finally reach New York City?

  • It is a 24-hour party that will be at least 25 hours long, maybe even 26, before we all begin our recovery programs (sleep). We will have visited every country on earth. We'll have heard at least 24 National Anthems. We will have lifted the glass and said, "Cheers" to the best of the past and our hopes for the future at least 24 times.