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Lessons from the Flat World Lessons from the Flat World Presentation Transcript

  • Let’s learn How to STOPa WAR.
  • Most people don’t like wars. With the exceptions of Hollywood & Rambo.
  • Theory # 1
  • MCDONALD’S theory ofCONFLICT PREVENTION
  • When a country reached the level of economic development, where it had a middle class big enough to support a network of McDonald’s, IT BECAME A MCDONALD’S COUNTRY.
  • Back in late 1990’s. No two countries, that both had McDonalds had ever fought a war against each other since each got its McDonalds*
  • Back in late 1990’s. *Border skirmishes and civil wars don’t count, because McD’s usually served both sides. No two countries, that both had McDonalds had ever fought a war against each other since each got its McDonalds*
  • And people in McDonald’s countries did not want to fight wars anymore.
  • They prefer to wait in line for BURGERS.
  • The fine print here reads, that a country, Has been woven into a the fabric of global trade. Has rising living standards Respects & is a part of a Global supply chain.
  • The fine print here reads, that a country, Has been woven into a the fabric of global trade. Has rising living standards Respects & is a part of a Global supply chain. BUT HELLO! THIS WAS ALL IN THE 1990’s
  • Now that every other country has acquired a McDonald’s, this theory needs updating.
  • Now that every other country has acquired a McDonald’s, this theory needs updating. And the updated theory is
  • Theory # 2
  • DELLtheory of CONFLICT PREVENTION.
  • Let’s first know what is so great about ?
  • Let’s first know what is so great about ? They make lot of laptops. Duh! And in the process, they run an excellent GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN.
  • The total supply chain for a Dell laptop, including suppliers of suppliers involves about across North America, Europe and primarily Asia, but with thirty key players. 400COMPANIES
  • Dell theory says No two countries that are both part of a major global supply chain, like Dell’s, will ever fight a war against each other as long as they are both part of the same global supply chain.
  • Because people are embedded in major global supply chains they don’t want to fight old time wars anymore. They want to make just-in-timedeliveries of goods and services - and enjoy the rising standards of living that come with that.
  • Let me explain!
  • Let me explain! Take the example of my son & his girlfriend.
  • Hello! I make brown bread. Hey! And I make peanut butter.
  • And together we make Peanut-Butter Sandwiches.
  • = + We are financially dependent. SO WE NEVER FIGHT.
  • Historically, a strong Japan & a strong China have had a hard time coexisting. But today it is possible. Thanks to the supply chain. It’s a win-win for both.
  • Similarly, a Silicon Shield protects Taiwan from China. SILICON SHIELD
  • Similarly, a Silicon Shield protects Taiwan from China. Silicon based products such as computers & networking systems forms the basis of digital economies of the world. Taiwan being the top producers of silicon products is WAR-PROOF. SILICON SHIELD
  • Iraq, Syria, South Lebanon, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran are not part of any major global supply chains. All of them remain hot spots that could explode at any time and slow or reverse the flattening of the world.
  • If all countries, can be tied into a strong supply chain, We can STOP wars.
  • A PRACTICAL solution to keep countries going from war. THESE THEORIES CAN STOP WAR.
  • So, make peace while the world eats more french-fries & buys more laptops.
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