The World is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman    The playing field is being leveled, and you are not ready for it.       Mathieu S...
Content    The book, the author    What is the flat world ?    Excerpts    What about us ?
Content    The book, the author    What is the flat world ?    Excerpts    What about us ?
About the book                 • First published in 2005, reedited in                   2006 and “further updated         ...
Thomas L. Friedman • Born in 1953, St Louis Park, MN • New York Times Columnist • Writte extensively on foreign   affairs,...
Structure and argumentation • The book is devided in seven parts, themselves devided in chapters and   occasionally sub-ch...
Content    The book, the author    What is the flat world ?    Excerpts    What about us ?
Globalization 3.0Thomas L. Friedman explains that there have been three versions of Globalization:• The first (Globalizati...
What is the flat world ?The idea that the world economy is now on a playing field equal to“developping countries”    Digit...
Triple convergence      Convergence I                 Convergence II             Convergence III  1   The first           ...
Content    The book, the author    What is the flat world ?    Excerpts    What about us ?
Escerpts    Page 378: The role of government in a flat world           Page 519: The age of interruption
Content    The book, the author    What is the flat world ?    Excerpts    What about us ?
What About us ?          What is our role in the flat world ?“If you tell the truth you dont have to remember anything”   ...
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  1. 1. The World is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman The playing field is being leveled, and you are not ready for it. Mathieu Stiehl Bachelor en Marketing et en Affaires Internationales Ecole de Management de Strasbourg - Pôle Formation CCI
  2. 2. Content The book, the author What is the flat world ? Excerpts What about us ?
  3. 3. Content The book, the author What is the flat world ? Excerpts What about us ?
  4. 4. About the book • First published in 2005, reedited in 2006 and “further updated explained” 2007 • Won the inaugural Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2005 • New wave of globalization • Chapter “While I was sleeping”: Trip to bengalore talk with Nandan Nilekani
  5. 5. Thomas L. Friedman • Born in 1953, St Louis Park, MN • New York Times Columnist • Writte extensively on foreign affairs, Middle east, globalization, climate change • Has won three Pulitzer prises Bibliography: • From Beirut to Jerusalem, 1989 • Lexus and the Olive tree , 1999, 2000 • Longitudes and Attitudes, 2002 • The World Is Flat, 2005, 2006, 2007 • Hot, Flat, and Crowded, 2008 • That Used To Be Us, 2011
  6. 6. Structure and argumentation • The book is devided in seven parts, themselves devided in chapters and occasionally sub-chapters. • Thomas Friedman starts by explaining the concept of the and then explains the role of each individual entities, from goverments, to you as a protagonist of the flat world, from developing countries to old countries and the United states • The author uses many examples, sub-chapters could be 9/10 examples • The language used is very simple
  7. 7. Content The book, the author What is the flat world ? Excerpts What about us ?
  8. 8. Globalization 3.0Thomas L. Friedman explains that there have been three versions of Globalization:• The first (Globalization 1.0) is based on the country. When you went global it was through your country.• The second (Globalization 2.0) based on the company. You go global through the company. This is the age of multinational cooperations.• The third version of globalizaztion, and this is the one in which we currently live, is based on the individual. That shift is Globalisation 3.0. And since the beginning of the 2000’s it gave much greater opportunity in global collaboration.
  9. 9. What is the flat world ?The idea that the world economy is now on a playing field equal to“developping countries” Digital flatteners Tangible flatteners •08/09/1985: Nescape browsing •Outsourcing: Collaboration with other •Workflow software: stadardization of protocols companies and entities and languages •Offshoring •Uploading •Supply-Chaining: •Informing: Just Google it ! •In-sourcing: How a companys employees •Steroids: and all this at the tip of you fingers, or perform services beyond their own for another in your pocket company
  10. 10. Triple convergence Convergence I Convergence II Convergence III 1 The first 2 The second 3 The third and most convergence is convergence is with important that all the flatteners the business model. convergence in become With the flat world geopolitics is that complementary. This businesses needed more and more is when a document to take a more countries were now coulb be scanned, horizontal approach open to the global emailed, reprinted, and management free market (China, etc. All flatteners model instead of the BRICs and other reinforced one usual vertical emerging countries) another approach. The triple convergence multiplies the effect on all ten flatteners
  11. 11. Content The book, the author What is the flat world ? Excerpts What about us ?
  12. 12. Escerpts Page 378: The role of government in a flat world Page 519: The age of interruption
  13. 13. Content The book, the author What is the flat world ? Excerpts What about us ?
  14. 14. What About us ? What is our role in the flat world ?“If you tell the truth you dont have to remember anything” Mark Twain
  15. 15. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING !
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