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A powerpoint on the 1st chapter of Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat"

A powerpoint on the 1st chapter of Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat"

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    The World Is Flat The World Is Flat Presentation Transcript

    • The World is Flat Chapter 1 – While I was Sleeping Mariam M. Al-Thani
    • There have been 3 eras of Globalization
      • The first era involved countries globalizing from around 1400 to 1800.
      • In the second era countries were globalizing from 1800 to 2000.
      • The third era is when the world ‘flattened’ as people from all nationalities began globalizing themselves after 2000.
    • GLOBALIZATION
    • The beginning
      • According to Friedman; during the first era, world shrunk from “Size Large” to “Size Medium”.
      • Globalization began the moment that Columbus discovered that the world was round.
      • From Columbus’ discovery to the mid 1950’s, Globalization’s impact on society was mainly acceleration and advancement of trade.
      • Jobs were created, industries were born, and economies were filled with construction.
    • Outsourcing
      • Definition: Acquiring services or products from an outside supplier or manufacturer in order to cut costs.
    • Towards the end of the chapter...
      • Friedman travels through Japan, China and back to America, and talks about different types of business outsourcing...
      • Friedman explores homesourcing and military outsourcing and explains the commonness of outsourcing in our society.
    • Homesourcing - Definition
      • “ The long-distance employment relationships with individuals who area treated as direct employees for contract, regulatory or tax reasons.” -- Outsourcing-Law.com
    • Bibliography
      • &quot;Gain and Cost in Offshore Outsourcing.&quot; Quality Web Solutions, India Provides Web, Logo, Brochure, Flash Design, Programming, SEO Services . 19 Jan. 2009 <http://www.quality-web-solutions.com/cost-gain-offshore-outsourcing.php>.
      • &quot;Globalization 3.0 Has Shrunk the World to Size Tiny.&quot; YaleGlobal Online Magazine . 24 Jan. 2009 <http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=3653>.
      • &quot;The World Is Flat Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries.&quot; Main Page Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries . 18 Jan. 2009 <http://wikisummaries.org/The_World_Is_Flat>.
      • Santos Wholefoods for organic and natural Food . 20 Jan. 2009 <http://santostrading.com.au/images/webcartoons/Globalization.jpg>.
      • History Images . 16 Jan. 2009 <http://www.historyimages.com/flag/flag-us.gif>.
      • Hollywood Heroes . 18 Jan. 2009 <http://catalog.hollywoodheroes.com/images/flag-of-japan.jpg>.
      • 17 Jan. 2009 <http://plato.acadiau.ca/COURSES/soci/Marontate/2533/jenkins/China_flag.gif>.
      • Corporate Services Group . 20 Jan. 2009 <http://www.corporate-services-group.net/assets/images/Outsourcing.jpg>.