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World is Flat/Class Comparison Thomas Friedman’s video discussing the first three chapters of his book, The World is Flat, was very informational and even inspiring as it brings together what is going on in the world today, how business decisions will impact humans in the future, and what we as individuals can do about it. The first chapter of his book is about the three stages of globalization, next is the ten flatteners, and third is the triple convergence. He also has mention in his book of “untouchables” which will be explained along with the other three and how they are related to Bus 270 along with themes from the film “Battle Plan Under Fire.” His first chapter is about what he calls the three stages of globalization. These stages are time periods where certain attitudes and events described how the world was becoming “smaller” and more connected and each period showed a different shift in organized structure. Globalization 1.0 (1492-1800) was described as countries being in power. In this stage the business world was looked at as one big picture, not noticing the little components that go into the business structure. The people in charge of the country were the ones to regulate people and decide who they would do business with. Globalization 2.0 (early 1800-2000) was described as companies being in power and control as far as markets and labor. The company was basically the dynamic agent in the global view. And currently there is Globalization 3.0 (year 2000 +) which described a new generation of how we communicate and do business globally as individuals. This is where products and services are more readily supplied to individual and custom needs rather than what is good for the company. One way this relates to class is the creation of the internet. The first stage of the internet was the creation of ARPA which was only controlled and supervised by leading scientists. The next stage was ARPANET which came from wide area networks between universities using
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packet switching over communication paths. Finally, at CERN the graphical browser was invented which gave way to the linking of electronic documents through the World Wide Web and the dramatic rise of use of the internet from individuals. Another way this relates to the class is the EII General structure business computing segments. In these segments there are the End- user computing which refers to personal computing software handled by individuals. This segment is most like Globalization 3.0 with the individuals being the focus.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course BUS 2700 taught by Professor Rienzo during the Spring '07 term at Western Michigan.

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