The World Is Flat Thomas Friedman Report Samples
The world is flat by Thomas Friedman is a narrative on the accounts that are believed to explain the globalization history. It explains the accounts that took place, at the start of globalization in three eras. According to Friedman, the eras were classified into three, era one, two and three, with each era being characterized by individuals and countries globalizing each other, and the same acting as connectors, collaborators with countries acting as the main agents of collaboration. It also included some international bodies such as UN, which also participated in the globalization process due to quest for power and natural resources.
It also gives a rough picture on how the world is believed to have flattened, with the pioneering phase known as the fall of the world, and further elaborated on some ten events. The events having spurred by the day Netscape went public giving rise to the development of the Netscape web browser, which connected people all over the world, led to the implementation of the transmission protocol as well as the dot com bubble burst that triggered virtual communication through fiber optic communication, allowing communication from different places. This increased workflow, business outsourcing, offshoring, open sourcing, supply chaining, in sourcing, informing, that on the end eventually led to a global economic playing field.
The events outlined led to three huge convergences, with all the aspects forming a global platform irrespective of time, distance, geography and language, leading to productivity boost in such a way companies adapted to platforms that would enhance business processes for collaborating the world. These were mainly spearheaded by the dot-com bubble burst and the 911, which were the major occurrences that shaped the history of the 21st century.