The Washington Post called the book an "engrossing tour" and an "enthralling read". Grieving Tunupa started to cry while breastfeeding her son. At that point, the basic platform for the revolution to follow was created: The youngest prehistoric lake was Coipasa, which was radiocarbon dated to 11, to 13, years ago.
Some 30, to 42, years ago, the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, Lake Minchin. Not only is the world not flat: The plateau includes fresh and saltwater lakes as well as salt flats and is surrounded by mountains with no drainage outlets. Lake Minchin named after Juan B.
They include unusual and fragile coral-like structures and deposits that often consist of fossils and algae.
The Altiplano is a high plateau, which was formed during uplift of the Andes mountains. Friedman termed the period Globalization 3. Now such countries as Malaysia, Mexico, and Brazil must compete against China and one another to have businesses offshore to them.
That is, developing nations do not want to risk the trust of the multinational companies that venture into their markets and include them in the global supply chain. Friedman considers the phenomenon "the most disruptive force of all".
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 DellAOLand Microsoft.
The digitization that took place meant that everyday occurrences such as words, files, films, music, and pictures could be accessed and manipulated on a computer screen by all people across the world.
Proposed remedies[ edit ] Thomas Friedman believes that to fight the quiet crisis of a flattening world, the US workforce should keep updating its work skills.
It is covered with a solid salt crust varying in thickness between tens of centimeters and a few meters. Uploading involves communities that upload and collaborate on online projects. Friedman believes those first three forces have become a "crude foundation of a whole new global platform for collaboration".
Friedman called the flattener "When the walls came down, and the windows came up. The next six flatteners sprang from that platform. The Dell Theory stipulates: Friedman compares the modern retail supply chain to a river by pointing to Wal-Mart as the best example of a company that uses technology to streamline item sales, distribution, and shipping.
The brine is a saturated solution of sodium chloridelithium chlorideand magnesium chloride in water. Critical reception[ edit ] The World Is Flat received generally positive popular and critical reception as well as some negative criticism, peppered with doubt.
The growth of search engines is tremendous; for example, Friedman states, Google is "now processing roughly one billion searches per day, up from million just three years ago". Digital, mobile, personal, and virtual as well as all analog content and processes from entertainment to photography, to word processing can be digitized and therefore shaped, manipulated, and transmitted; and these processes can be done at high speed with total ease; mobile can be done anywhere and anytime by anyone; and can be done by anyone.The book, The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman draws attention to some very good points concerning globalization and the world economy today.
Friedman emphasizes the status of America today in relation to the other countries of the world. As I looked at the things in which he warned about or.
Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world's largest salt flat, at 10, square kilometers (4, sq mi). It is in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3, meters (11, ft) above sea level.
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