• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The World is Flat Review

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Robert Frazette Mrs. Deady HIS 101L-129 March 10, 2008 There are many issues that will be bearing on everyone's career. These obstacles will be there no matter what field of work you go into. According to The World is Flat, the author, Thomas Friedman, states there are numerous issues in the global business world that will be bearing on my career. Some of these issues are new technologies, off shoring or outsourcing, and education. These barriers of entry make it harder and harder each year to successfully enter the business world. These obstacles are unavoidable and must be over come in order to be successful. What I am looking forward to my career being is something in the business world. Within the business world I want to be involved in the finance sector. Hopefully something like a financial advisor or something related to that. ...read more.

Middle

Back in the early 2000s, my father actually lost his job due to online trading. Have you ever called a customer service for an American company, and got an Indian man on the phone who you could not understand what he was saying. This is a result of off shoring or outsourcing. Friedman discusses off shoring or outsourcing as an additional obstacle for people entering the business world because so many companies are making their customer service, human resources, accounting, and telemarketing sectors located in different countries. By doing this many people are losing their jobs and there are fewer jobs available to workers who seek employment in those fields. However the companies that participate in outsourcing save a substantial amount of money because that pay their employees in the other countries less than they would in the U.S. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the views of Thomas Friedman, through the fact that new technologies being invented, companies use outsourcing and off shoring, and companies requiring college degrees it is harder for me, along with most students, to enter my career of finance in the business sector. I worry more for future generations because there will be so many more technological advances will take away from human jobs, more companies will outsource, college will become much more expensive, and there will be many more issues to overcome. As time goes on more and more obstacles will come up, but as a society we will come up with ways to cope with those obstacles. Overall I found that the book The World is Flat was very intriguing. It brought up very knowledgeable information about "the ten forces that flatten the world." Thomas Freidman goes into great detail in each of the ten flattening forces throughout the whole book. I would recommend this book to anyone that is considering entering the business world or any other work field. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity essays

  1. Human Resources Management

    - Recruitment and Selection: In Human Resource Planning Recruitment is very important. People are very essential resource in a business which means they have to be managed well. The aim of this function in the Human Resource department is to acquire a large number of employees through the process of recruitment and selecting.

  2. Business Studies Edexcel Coursework

    However, an even better solution would be to advertise his company on the Yellow Pages website, Yell.com. He is able to display the most crucial details for FREE - this is ideal since he must spare money at the beginning of his solo career.

  1. Business Studies

    As long as a business can make repayments on the due date it is financial secure and will not risk insolvency > 60% of finance from debt and 40% from equity Using financial information: * The accounting framework - Financial statements: revenue statement, balance sheet - The accounting equation and

  2. Importance of Human Resources Management

    This forces the employees to gain new jobs requiring more technology skills. Developing new jobs require a lot of research, where they seek other countries for more jobs. This gives opportunities to manufacturers like Ford to recruit those people by having done a lot of research, if there is lack of research then it could affect the company negatively.

  1. Business Studies - Researching The Feasibilty

    Another strategy is cost based, which I think is relevant to my project. I then have a definite profit. Cost based pricing is when a fixed sum or percentage of the unit cost is added to the cost of the product.

  2. External influences related to Jaguar Cars and Marriot Hotels

    This means that it would help the Marriott achieve their aim of profitability and this will lead to a return in owner dividends because of the lower costs. The second activity that the Marriot has it to have double glazed windows all throughout the hotel, this brings many benefits to the Marriott hotel.

  1. Business - Cadbury World

    And the profit that they gain once they have sold their chocolate. Added value At each stage of production the product will have value added until the final value is achieved and the good or service is sold to a customer.

  2. Describe the aims & objectives of the school.

    to the schools aims and objectives, some of the similarities are: * Both want to grow, more customers - they both could do this by advertising building up profile for their company and school. * Both want to improve their facilities/services - they both could do this by doing a fund raising event to raise money to make the facilities.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work