Chapter 6 Summary

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This is a summary of Chapter 6 from Tom Friedman's book the World is Flat.

This is a summary of Chapter 6 from Tom Friedman's book the World is Flat.

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  • 1. The Untouchables Chapter 6 By Reem Zubaidi S
  • 2. What to say? S What do we tell our kids as competition for jobs stiffens, how do we prepare our kids? S Make yourself ‘untouchable’.
  • 3. ‘Wanna be like Mike’ S Michael Jordan is an untouchable. He is so good at what he does, that he is completely secure and he can not be replaced.
  • 4. Job Security People who have job security in the flat world include: S Synthesizers S Explainers S Leveragers S Versatilists
  • 5. Versatilists S Versatilists are able to change and adapt easily. S A versatilist can be good at doing one job, but then can switch to doing something else just as easily. S Jack of all traits.
  • 6. Leveragers S These kinds of jobs use computers. They ‘combine the best of what computer can do with the best of what humans can do’.
  • 7. Synthersizers S These are the workers who put things together. Even things that you would think don’t go together.
  • 8. Explainers S These are the workers who can understand things that are very complicated ad explain them simply, in a way people can understand them.
  • 9. Bibliography http://bizthoughts.mikelee.org/book-summary-the-world-is-flat.html http://www.wikisummaries.org/The_World_Is_Flat#Chapter_Six_.E2.80.93_The_Untouc hables http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/4387/thomas_friedman_suggests_level_econo mic.html http://images.google.com.qa/imgres?imgurl=http://www.solecollector.com/xx3/Michael_J ordan_Subscriber_Cover.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.solecollector.com/new.htm&usg= __0b7x52cR- ldCv85OfTVX8Tv1GsU=&h=842&w=660&sz=321&hl=en&start=87&um=1&tbnid=qJl z5BIAMo_68M:&tbnh=145&tbnw=114&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmichael%2Bjordan% 26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en- US:official%26sa%3DN%26start%3D84%26um%3D1