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The World is Flat Thomas L. Friedman
New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Books prior to the World is Flat Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11, 2002 The Lexus and the Olive Tree, 1999 From Beirut to Jerusalem, 1989 Three-time Pulitzer Prize Winner The World is Flat While I Was Sleeping
Nandan Nilekani, CEO Infosys Bangalore India Infosys Technologies Limited Intellectual work can be produced and delivered anywhere in the world Massive technology investment Worldwide broadband connectivity Dispersion of affordable computers Explosion of software Playing field is being leveled and countries like India can compete for global knowledge work
Dalian, China Ohmae & Associates Japanese Speakers 22 Universities & Colleges and 200,000 College Students More than half graduate in Engineering & Science China has the largest number of university graduates Outsourcing Operations Data Processing R&D Software Development We will never forget that a historical war occurred between the two nations, but when it comes to the field of economy, we only focus on the economic problems – especially if we talk about the software outsourcing business. - Xia Deren, Mayor of Dalian
Challenge India, China, & Russia are becoming part of the development product cycle, which used to be dominated by American or European multinational companies. Americans dont realize the challenge to the extent that they should. Win Liu – Director of US/EU projects for DHC Homesourcing & Off-siting Reservations
Three Eras of Globalization Globalization 1 – 1492 until 1800 Globalization 2 – 1800 until 2000 Globalization 3 – 2000 to present
Globalization until 1800 Trade opened between Old and New World Dynamic Force - Countries Key Agent of Change – Utilization of brawn, horsepower, wind power, steam power
Globalization until 2000 Shrank the world from medium to small Dynamic Force – Multinational Companies Key Agent of Change - Hardware First half characterized by falling transportation costs Second half characterized by falling telecommunication costs
Globalization to present Shrinking the world from small to tiny and flattening the playing field at the same time Dynamic Force - Individuals Key Agent of Change – Software empowering individuals to collaborate and complete globally
Flattening in the US Military Drone in Iraq Directed from Las Vegas Video viewed simultaneously in Iraq, Qatar, Tampa, the Pentagon, and the CIA. Technology flattens the military hierarchy by making information available at all levels.
Flattening in Journalism Bill Ardolino, online reporter InDC Journal MP3 player/digital recorder Digital camera phone Glenn Reynolds Instapundit The splintering of media makes for a lot of incoherence or selective cognition (look at our countrys polarization), but it also decentralizes power and provides a better guarantee that the complete truth is out there…somewhere… in pieces. Glenn Reynolds
CHANGE Change is hard. Change is hardest on those caught by surprise. Change is hardest on those who have difficulty changing too. But change is natural; change is not new; change is important. David Schlessinger – Reuters America
Flattening the World Fundamental Changes in Role of Individuals, Governments, and Women Way we Innovate, Educate Ourselves, Conduct Science and Research, Conduct Business, Fight Wars, and Express Ourselves Through Art Response of Religion Political Labels we Utilize
Changes in Education? Hierarchies Challenged or Transformed from top-down to horizontal and collaborative structures Digitization, Virtualization, and Automation Staggering Gains in Productivity for those who can keep up with the pace Greater numbers of Innovators and Collaborators (& terrorists) Individuals Empowered? By software?
What Does Education Leadership Look Like in Globalization 3? Absorb changes in ways that do not overwhelm people but also do not leave them behind Creativity Innovation Flexibility Adaptability