‘ The World is Flat’ by Thomas Friedman The Ten Forces that flattened the World. Nastassja Salem 10C
<ul><li>#1 The Fall of the Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>This meant both sides of the wall </li></ul><ul><li>could join in the economic </li></ul><ul><li>mainstream. </li></ul>
#2 Netscape and the Internet Just a over decade the web has broadened from use as a communications medium for very few technologically advanced people to use by anyone of almost any age for various purposes.
Workflow Software allows a computer to do its work for you as well as allowing computers to work with each other without human collaboration. Thomas Friedman believes this force to be a “crude foundation of a whole new global platform for collaboration.” Wikipedia is an example of stochastic (random) workflow.
Open Sourcing Communities working together on online projects such as;
This is where companies are able to split manufacturing activities in a cost-effective and efficient way. Outsourcing
Off shoring… Is the Relocation of the inner workings of a company’s manufacturing process to a country of cheaper operations.
Supply Chaining This is when a company takes products from many different places and sells them in one place such as… using technology to streamline item sales, distribution, and shipping.
In sourcing This is when a company's employees perform services for another company. For example, UPS repairs Toshiba computers on behalf of Toshiba.
Thomas Friedman believes that these 8 aspects are those that played the main role in flattening the world and leveling the global playing field.