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The world is flat: a brief history of the globalized world in the twenty-first century

By: Friedman, Thomas L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Allen Lane and Penguin Press 2005Description: viii, 488 p.ISBN: 9780713998788.Subject(s): Information society | Diffusion of innovations | Globalization - Economic aspects | Globalization - Social aspectsDDC classification: 303.4833 Summary: The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge-pools and resources have connected all over the planet, levelling the playing field as never before, so that each of us is potentially an equal and competitor - of the other. The world is wired so that Indian accountants or software engineers can now share an idea, team their skills or compete head-on for work with their US or European counterparts. Professionals everywhere, from China to Australia to Costa Rica, can work from home as if they were in offices next door to each other.
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The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge-pools and resources have connected all over the planet, levelling the playing field as never before, so that each of us is potentially an equal and competitor - of the other. The world is wired so that Indian accountants or software engineers can now share an idea, team their skills or compete head-on for work with their US or European counterparts. Professionals everywhere, from China to Australia to Costa Rica, can work from home as if they were in offices next door to each other.

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