Writing Thomas L. Friedman got a firsthand experience of this new world when he visited the great outsourcing hub of India, Infosys. He stood at the gate and observed the wave after wave of the educated young people of India streaming into the campus, all with a serious and eager for work look on their faces which left Thomas L. Friedman wondering about the future of millions of young Americans. Indians could do the same work which Americans did at a small fraction of wages, though he understood there was no way the waves of changed could be stopped anymore. Opening Up Helped the World Prosper The real world examples of those countries which tried to keep the world out have shown how miserably all these countries failed. Only those countries which opened up have prospered and succeeded. At the same time, one can prepare for the globalization and .petition and the new world order emerging. A large part of the book from Thomas L. Friedman tells us how Americans can .pete and do well in the new world order. How to Move Up the Chain? The advanced countries need to do some work to move up in the chain, and they need to create superior products for which they can charge more. The story of UPS is a typical example, which knew delivering goods alone would not give high margins, so they started repairing .puters also which gave high margins. Things are not going to be easy, and Thomas L. Friedman realizes that. The science and technology base of America has been eroded sharply, and the citizens of America are no longer interested in the science and technology related work. The science and technology workers are being imported from other countries and about 20% scientists and engineers in the US are immigrants. The increasing healthcare costs in America are also very high burden for the country as the business owners find it easier to shift to countries like Canada where healthcare costs are considerably less. Not Every Observation Is Bang On Not that the book doesnt have its negative points. The moment the main point of the chapters is explained, Thomas L. Friedman moves on to add something extra for the readers. The process of the world be.ing flat has also just started. The truth is, India has still a long way to go, though the book presents it like a super star. Indians would definitely like this (his vision) to be.e true. Friedmans earlier books are more powerful than this, though the fundamental insights of the book still remain valid and extremely important. Governments Have Played a Role He also forgets to mention the role of the governments across the world which have be.e far more market friendly than they were before. India already had numerous engineers even in the 1970s, but the growth happened much later. Therefore, while the economic order has be.e flatter, the political world is not. India, China and Brazil, all are likely to develop political ambitions once they be.e economically stronger. Economic relations are likely to deter war in the future, though states cannot always be trusted to act sensibly all the time and emotions may .e into play at one time or the other. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: