Business Q&A: Inventor rose high until world changed Originally published December 12, 2004 at 12:00 am Updated December 13, 2004 at 1:28 pm Share story By Seattle Times staff Seattle Times reporter Alwyn Scott traces the rise of globalization and how one company struggled to survive it. He’ll answer your questions at noon today about the global economy’s roots, conflicts and future. Submit your question Seattle Times staff View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.