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The Ten Flatteners


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Short image summary of the 10 Flatteners. Read further into the investgation to get more deapth on each flattener.

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The Ten Flatteners

  1. 1. The Ten Flatteners Flat = Connected What has ‘flattened’ our world?
  2. 2. #1: Collapse of the Berlin Wall (11/9/89)“Start of the revolution” – allowed individuals to use their own personal computers, giving them freedom to connect again with the world, to find happiness 
  3. 3. #2: Netscape-“Broadened the audience”
  4. 4. #3: Workflow Software- or the ability for machines to talk to machines with no help from humans’
  5. 5. #4: Open Source- Collaborating and sharing work!
  6. 6. #5. Outsourcing <ul><li>Allows companies, and individuals to get other work done for them, allowing theses businesses to work in the most efficient, cost-effective, time-effective way. </li></ul>
  7. 7. #6. Offshoring
  8. 8. #7. Supply-chaining <ul><li>When a company uses technology to streamline item sales, distribution and shipping. </li></ul>
  9. 9. #8: Insouring
  10. 10. #9: In-forming
  11. 11. #10: The Steroids
  12. 12. <ul><li>These ideas have been taken and adopted from “The World is Flat” by Thomas L. Friedman, Please read into my investigation to get a deeper understanding! </li></ul><ul><li>-Eliah </li></ul>