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1 The World is Flat Chapter One Case, p.12 by Thomas Friedman
Presented by Sarah M. Moldehn

2 The World is Flat Friedman’s Main Ideas Answers to Case Questions
Current Information

3 The World is Flat – Main Points
Today’s economic world is the result of three stages of globalization Globalization 1.0 starting 1492: from L to M Globalization 2.0 starting in the 1800’s: From M to S, multinational companies Globalization 3.0 starting 2000: from S to tiny

4 The World is Flat – Main Points
Globalization 3.0 Sharing knowledge instantly, regardless of time, distance, geography or language The emergence of China, India and the former Soviet Union as global players will have great impact on the United States Competing in this fast-paced and competitive environment requires adapting to its speed and maintaining one’s competitive edge

5 The World is Flat – Main Points
Examples of Flattening Forces, p.12 Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989: democracies and free markets Outsourcing and Offshoring: The world’s biggest factories China and India gain economic prominence Informing: The Internet becomes everyone’s main information and commerce platform

6 The World is Flat – Case Questions
Agree/Disagree that the world is flat? Europe: culturally and politically ‘flat’ region Asia: several countries started already 10 years ago to provide wireless internet and TV as part of their infrastructure U.S.: home to major global companies, yet sometimes slower to embrace global influences

7 The World is Flat – Case Questions
Potential impacts of a flat world to job- seeking students? Real-time job interviews across continents, cultures and time zones Learn to position oneself in a global context, e.g. language and networking abilities

8 The World is Flat – Case Questions
How to prepare oneself for competing in a flat world? Embrace a global view of political, cultural and personal issues Learn to master technology that connects you with the rest of the world Be prepared to move and to be part of globalized waves of migration

9 The World is Flat – Case Questions
A current flattener not on Friedman’s list? I Succeeds Google in spreading global changes in politics, culture, news, information, public debates, music, movies, lectures, etc. No need for extensive searching, trendy and current issues are already compiled and usually more interesting than watching the news All info can be transferred and presented to your own personal networks, e.g. Facebook

10 The World is Flat – Case Questions
UC Berkeley first to post full lectures to YouTube Videos Posted Of Tibetan Protest Drive China To Block YouTube Public execution in North Korea 2006 Pakistan Blocks YouTube for 'Blasphemous' Content US senator Lieberman wants to Censor Youtube

11 The World is Flat – Current Info
Blogging Globalization of news and critical opinions E.g. photos of the Manhattan plane crash were on Twitter before they were on the news (http://www.stern.de/computer-technik/internet/:Flugzeugungl%FCck-Manhattan- Bei-Twitter/ html) Global efforts of countries and companies to tackle environmental issues (http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/bookshelf/hot-flat-and-crowded) Global warming Growing populations Energy conservation


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