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The world is flat

  1. 1. Vijay Kamboj
  2. 2.  In 2005, Thomas L. Friedman published a book called „The World is Flat‟. The concept of a „flat world‟ that he introduced is that our world today is one where walls between people and countries have been knocked down, making everyone in the world inter- connected. Things that help to „flatten‟ these walls around us are called „wall-flatteners‟ There are ten „wall-flatteners‟, and these are the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Netscape, workflow Software, open source, outsourcing, offshoring, supply-chaining, insourcing, in- forming, and “The Steroids”. Each is described individually in the following slides.
  3. 3.  The Wall was blocking both our path and our sight to move forward. The Fall was the beginning of a chain reaction that led to freedom.
  4. 4.  An internet browser Broadened the audience of the World Wide Web Made the web more accessible and used by more companies
  5. 5.  Machines communicating with each other without human involvement Examples include file conversation and e-mail filtering
  6. 6.  Something that is open for people from all over the world to add to, contribute to, and edit Examples include wikis (such as Wikispaces and Wikipedia), blogs, and Question/Answer sites (YahooAnswers etc)
  7. 7.  When a company pays workers from outside of their company to do part of the work they need or to supply them materials Using sources from outside of one‟s own company, group, o r organization
  8. 8.  When a company moves its factory to another country There is much off- shoring in China due to low labour costs
  9. 9.  Best example: WallMart A customer purchases something and the details of the purchase are immediately sent to manufacturers without any human interference
  10. 10.  When a company‟s employees perform services for another company Saves on shipping costs Example: UPS repairing Toshiba computers or Nikon cameras
  11. 11.  Easy and open access to a wide range of knowledge Example: search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Ask
  12. 12.  Personal digital devices Can be used anytime, anywhere, by anyone Examples: mobile phones, iPods, laptops
  13. 13.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Is_Flat http://sensiblerationalization.blogspot.com/2008/11/friedmans-10-world- flattener.html http://betweenthetimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/world_is_flat.jpg http://www.propagandaposters.us/imagesofwar/wp- content/uploads/2009/11/wall_fall.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netscape http://www.sb.fsu.edu/~xray/Images/DellComputer.jpg http://www.serendipity35.net/uploads/wiki.jpg http://matsol.co.in/images/outsourcing_web.png http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/img/2008/03/offshoring.jpg http://www.axtin.com/solutions/images/supply_chain_diagram.jpg http://res.sys-con.com/author/8153/Figure4_Outsourcing_and_insourcing.jpg http://www.google.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelbuckle/2354867741/ http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/10684869/2/istockphoto_10684 869-blue-bird-talking-on-mobile-phone.jpg http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2007/10/Alienware%20superman.jpg http://www.pahing.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/blackberry-bold-9000.jpg

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