The World Is Flat

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First CenturyDell Theory of Conflict Preventionflat world
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century is an international best-selling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century.wikipedia
92 Related Articles

Globalization

globalisationglobalizedglobal
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century is an international best-selling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century.
The journalist Thomas L. Friedman popularized the term "flat world", arguing that globalized trade, outsourcing, supply-chaining, and political forces had permanently changed the world, for better and worse.

Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year AwardFinancial Times'' and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardFinancial Times'' and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
The World Is Flat won the inaugural Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2005.

Thomas Friedman

Thomas L. FriedmanTom FriedmanFriedman, Thomas L.
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century is an international best-selling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century.
In 2004, visits to Bangalore, India, and Dalian, China, led Friedman to write a follow-up analysis, The World Is Flat (2005).

Capitalist peace

Friedman's capitalist peace theory called Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention is discussed in the book's penultimate chapter. The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention, also known as simply the Dell Theory, is a capitalist peace theory and an updated version of Friedman's previous "Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention".
In his 2005 book The World is Flat he offered an updated theory he labelled the Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention.

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Golden Arches Theory of Conflict PreventionGolden Arches theoryThe Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention, also known as simply the Dell Theory, is a capitalist peace theory and an updated version of Friedman's previous "Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention".
In his 2005 book The World is Flat he offered an updated theory he labelled the Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention.

Ed Miracle

Edward Miracle
Legal issues involving one of his paintings being used for the book cover of The World Is Flat were settled quietly in March 2006.

Pankaj Ghemawat

DHL Global Connectiveness Index
An opposing viewpoint was found in a 2007 Foreign Policy magazine article in which Professor Pankaj Ghemawat argued that 90% of the world's phone calls, Web traffic, and investments are local, suggesting that Friedman has grossly exaggerated the significance of the trends he describes: "Despite talk of a new, wired world where information, ideas, money, and people can move around the planet faster than ever before, just a fraction of what we consider globalization actually exists."

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew AmericaHot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—And How It Can Renew AmericaHot, Flat and Crowded
The title derives from the convergence of Hot (global warming), Flat (globalization, as discussed in Friedman's book The World Is Flat) and Crowded (population growth).

Level playing field

level economic playing fieldLevel Playing Field provisionslevel the playing field
The title is a metaphor for viewing the world as a level playing field in terms of commerce, wherein all competitors have an equal opportunity.

Nandan Nilekani

Nilekani, Nandan
The title was derived from a statement by Nandan Nilekani, former CEO of Infosys.

Infosys

Infosys TechnologiesInfosys Science FoundationInfosys Limited
The title was derived from a statement by Nandan Nilekani, former CEO of Infosys.

Bangalore

BengaluruBangalore, IndiaBangalore, Karnataka
In his book The World Is Flat, Friedman recounts a journey to Bangalore, India, when he realized globalization has changed core economic concepts.

Workflow

workflowsworkflow managementworkflow automation
In his opinion, that flattening is a product of the convergence of the personal computer with fiber optic microcable with the rise of work flow software.

Dell

Dell Inc.Dell ComputersDell Computer
Friedman recounts many examples of companies based in India and China that, by providing labor ranging from that of typists and call center operators to accountants and computer programmers, have become integral parts of complex global supply chains; such companies are Dell, AOL, and Microsoft.

AOL

America OnlineAOL MusicSpinner.com
Friedman recounts many examples of companies based in India and China that, by providing labor ranging from that of typists and call center operators to accountants and computer programmers, have become integral parts of complex global supply chains; such companies are Dell, AOL, and Microsoft.

Microsoft

Microsoft CorporationMicrosoft Corp.MS
Friedman recounts many examples of companies based in India and China that, by providing labor ranging from that of typists and call center operators to accountants and computer programmers, have become integral parts of complex global supply chains; such companies are Dell, AOL, and Microsoft.

Netscape

Netscape Communications CorporationNetscape CommunicationsNetscape Communications Corp.

HTML