The Jig Saw

Thursday, April 07, 2005

A Flat World

[via New York Times] Thomas L Friedman, author of ''The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century,'' -

When the world is flat, you can innovate without having to emigrate. This is going to get interesting. We are about to see creative destruction on steroids.

He talks about the six flattners -
i. Outsourcing
ii. Offshoring
iii. Open-sourcing
iv. Insourcing
v. Supply-chaining
vi. Informing

There is no sugar-coating this: in a flat world, every individual is going to have to run a little faster if he or she wants to advance his or her standard of living.


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