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Basically all the world's computer parts come from the same supply chain that runs from Korea, down through coastal China, over to Taiwan, and down to Malaysia.
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Hundreds of Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, and Japanese firms are part of Dell's supply chain for desktops and laptops.
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I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids, who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods, Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents running the country just how the world is being flattened.
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I basically did all the library research for this book on Google, and it not only saved me enormous amounts of time but actually gave me a much richer offering of research in a shorter time.
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I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school.
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I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat.
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I've been teaching this course at Harvard on globalization.
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If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you.
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It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world.
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McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15.
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No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat.
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Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner, I would take my laptop with me and work in the car, so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming.
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Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot. It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells.
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That is, companies and individuals can now source so much more easily whatever knowledge, production, innovation, research, or advice they need.
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The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain.
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The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist.
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The historical debate is over. The answer is free-market capitalism.
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There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research.
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Two things are going on at the same time with the flattening of the world: The relentless quest for efficiency is squeezing some of the fat out of life.
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We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.
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We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that.
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What I've been trying to say in the book, and in the course, is that this image of globalization that is all about push - what the United States and these global multilateral institutions are pushing onto the developing world - really misses the whole new platform, which is increasingly about pull.
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When the world is flat, all these global institutions are really exposed to any kind of global or Internet campaign that affects their image or brand.
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Yes in the sense that if you see China and Taiwan going to war, I wouldn't try to buy a laptop computer from Dell, HP, or IBM that month.
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Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well.
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You win the presidency by connecting with the American people's gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept.
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