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The World Is Flat


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

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The World Is Flat

  1. 1. The World is Flat Chapter 1 – While I was Sleeping Mariam M. Al-Thani
  2. 2. There have been 3 eras of Globalization <ul><li>The first era involved countries globalizing from around 1400 to 1800. </li></ul><ul><li>In the second era countries were globalizing from 1800 to 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>The third era is when the world ‘flattened’ as people from all nationalities began globalizing themselves after 2000. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The beginning <ul><li>According to Friedman; during the first era, world shrunk from “Size Large” to “Size Medium”. </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization began the moment that Columbus discovered that the world was round. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>From Columbus’ discovery to the mid 1950’s, Globalization’s impact on society was mainly acceleration and advancement of trade. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Jobs were created, industries were born, and economies were filled with construction. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outsourcing <ul><li>Definition: Acquiring services or products from an outside supplier or manufacturer in order to cut costs. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Towards the end of the chapter... <ul><li>Friedman travels through Japan, China and back to America, and talks about different types of business outsourcing... </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Friedman explores homesourcing and military outsourcing and explains the commonness of outsourcing in our society. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Homesourcing - Definition <ul><li>“ The long-distance employment relationships with individuals who area treated as direct employees for contract, regulatory or tax reasons.” -- </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;Gain and Cost in Offshore Outsourcing.&quot; Quality Web Solutions, India Provides Web, Logo, Brochure, Flash Design, Programming, SEO Services . 19 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Globalization 3.0 Has Shrunk the World to Size Tiny.&quot; YaleGlobal Online Magazine . 24 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The World Is Flat Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries.&quot; Main Page Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries . 18 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Santos Wholefoods for organic and natural Food . 20 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>History Images . 16 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hollywood Heroes . 18 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>17 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Services Group . 20 Jan. 2009 <>. </li></ul>