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 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. Next StoryMicrosoft desktop-search announcement due Previous StoryOPEC OKs oil output reduction Elsewhere in Guest opinion Housing will become even more unaffordable if Seattle doesn’t act now Microsoft launch 5 things you should know about Windows 10 Wellness Fruit: How much should you have in your diet? Countdown to Camp Is Alvin Bailey ready to take over as Seahawks left guard?