1492-1800, The key players here were the countries.
1800-2000, The key players here were the companies.
2000-current, The Key players here were the individuals who ran the companies and the workers.
The sorting out between who is exploiting whom. In the old world value was created vertically, easily seeing who was at the top and who was at the bottom. As the world flattens out value is created horizontally where individuals have more power.
Companies no longer are strictly "American" they have many companies in a variety of countries. Deciding where their headquarters is located is becoming more complicated as they begin to expanding and outsourcing.
Technology is eliminating the position of secretary and aide. Boss' are able to do their job along with multiple other ones thanks to PDA's and search engines like Google.
People need to choose which they prefer, lower costs but a lack of benefits or slightly higher prices with better benefits.
Property rights to uploaded/downloaded videos, music and photographs are being misunderstood between the producers and consumers.
The salesman is being eliminated by automated calls with computerized voices.
India and China are the leading competetors in the free trade market.
Produce workers who can create idea based products.
We American's need to use the right side of the brain (the more creative side) to stay ahead.
Jobs are looking for more collaberators, also meaning more rounded.
We have what it takes to thrive in a globalized world if we just try and apply what we have.
We need to navigate the internet better so that we can do good in a globalized race.
Curiousity and passion are greater than Intellegance.
People need to be more well rounded and we educated in a little bit of everything.
People need to learn new ways to do things and replace the old things.
Without the motivation to go into a science or math career the retiring scientists are not being replaced fast enough.
We are not educating or interesting enough of the young people in advanced math, science and engineering.
America's school system is very unorganized where standards vary one district to the next. Some districts have the most advanced technology while others are lacking.
Many students don't have the motivation and are too concerned about their social life over their school work. There's no ambition because Americans think they are the best qualified for high-paying jobs.
Funds are being cut from the National Science Foundation as well as the funds for education. This money instead is being wasted on highway projects.
The United States is falling behind in broadband Internet usage as well as mobile-phone-based internet usage.
Having people skills in the work force is very important.
Taking two unlike things and bringing them together to make a new product or idea which helps both producers and consumers.
Helping people to understand complicated ideas.
Identify problems in the work force immediately.
Adapting to the new flat world and preparing ourselves for what is to come.
Creating new reusable energy sources.
Taking a business and adding your own personal touch to it, so that people will choose your company over the next one.
Math is a growing profession which will become more and more important in the future
Local small and medium size businesses affect a town based on the number of jobs its supplying. If the business is doing poorly, they don't offer as many jobs.
People are becoming so dependent on new technology.
This is giving the general public the ability to collaborate, participate, and share with each other around the world.
This is the networking of wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors who deliver finished goods and services to consumers.
Broke down walls and opened new trade, China and India entered global economy. Exchange of digitial information increased. Tipped balance of power across the world.
Americans are losing their jobs because parts of companies are being shipped overseas for cheaper labor.
This can be used to give facts, information, and details to someone in a matter of seconds.
Innovations in Work Flow Software enabled people to connect with other people as never before.
The "Steroids" can be described as the new technologies that are reinnovated, remodeled, and remade every year that enable internet use anywhere, anytime in the world.
A company will move it's entire business to another country where they take advantage of low-cost and high-quality work.
The middle man is being cut out to make companies more efficient and consumers happier.
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