Rowling, brain surgeons, the top cancer researchers etc. Friedman considers the phenomenon "the most disruptive force of all".
Thus, the dot-com bust resulted in jobs for Indians, who would work for less money than Americans and could perform the tasks in India because of their education as well as the technology of the PC, the Internet, and fiber optics. E-mail Which allowed the office to better perform their departmental tasks shipping, sales, billing, accounting, etc.
Personal digital devices like mobile phones, iPods, personal digital assistants, instant messaging, and voice over Internet Protocol VoIP. IBM PC, Windows, a standardized graphical interface for word processing, dial up modems, a standardized tool for communication, and a global phone network.
The next six flatteners sprung from this platform. Notes There are two glaring issues in this section of text. Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. Of course, Wal-Mart's ruthless obsession to lower prices has its down sides. By the year it is estimated China will be the number one country for offshoring goods and services.
The sixth flattener is offshoring. The development of XML extensible markup language and its transport protocol SOAP simple object access protocol allowed the sharing of data between any two computer programs without people being involved. The eighth flattener is insourcing. This is what Friedman called the "Genesis moment of the flat world.
At this point, the basic platform for the revolution to follow was created: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
Gray also declares, "least of all does it make it flat". Every morning a lion wakes up. The digitization that took place meant that everyday occurrences such as words, files, films, music and pictures could be accessed and manipulated on a computer screen by all people across the world.
Now countries such as Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil must compete against China and each other to have businesses offshore to them. While this metaphor works because Friedman can weave it throughout his narrative, which is at times unwieldy, it may not accurately portray what Friedman is arguing.
The world being flat refers to a leveled playing field of business where all competitors have equal opportunities, and the flatteners are events and developments that have allowed this to happen. The third convergence is the entrance of some three billion people onto the playing field.
Friedman believes these first three forces have become a "crude foundation of a whole new global platform for collaboration.
It allows for a boss to be somewhere and his employees to be someplace else. What is a Flat World. The seventh flattener is supply-chaining. According to Friedman outsourcing has allowed companies to keep service and manufacturing activities in separate components which can be subcontracted and performed in the most efficient, cost-effective way.
Friedman compares the modern retail supply chain to a river, and points to Wal-Mart as the best example of a company using technology to streamline item sales, distribution, and shipping.
People in previously communistic countries were freed from governmental controls and regulation. Netscape and the Web broadened the audience for the Internet from its roots as a communications medium used primarily by "early adopters and geeks" to something that made the Internet accessible to everyone from five-year-olds to ninety-five-year-olds.
There are a couple of movies embedded to give a brighter view on these flatteners. This process became easier with the mass distribution of fiber-optic cable during introduction of the World Wide Web. UPS warehouses are actually storing and packaging and shipping a great number of products owned by other companies.
Friedman lists ten "flatteners" of the world: The growth of search engines is tremendous; for example take Google, in which Friedman states that it is "now processing roughly one billion searches per day, up from million just three years ago".
This created a global platform for multiple forms of collaboration. Continuing to cite Wal-Mart, Friedman considers the costs and benefits of supply chains. Virtual Educators is a blog for Web 2. Friedman called the flattener "When the walls came down, and the windows came up.
Examples include open source software, blogs, and Wikipedia. It contains information on technology integration into curriculum and quick tips on digital design, web development, animation, 3D, databases, programming, podcasting, wiki, video and audio editing.
Many jobs eventually will be outsourced oversees, but I would like to mention here jobs that Friedman calls "untouchables" -- those people whose job won't be outsourced or merged. Stores like Wal-Mart are great for consumers because they keep costs very low.
The Ten Flatteners 1. The Ten Flatteners Flat = Connected What has ‘flattened’ our world? 2. #1: Collapse of the Berlin Wall (11/9/89)“Start of the revolution” – allowed individuals to use their own personal computers, giving them freedom to connect again with the world, to find happiness 3.
1 10 Forces That Flattened the World Berlin Wall Falling •11/9/89=9/11/Their 9/ •Capitalism wins vs. Communism. •More economies governed from the.
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