Friedman Untouchables Essay

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Short Summary In “The Untouchables” Thomas Friedman an investigative reporter and a columnist for the New York Times, also a three time Pulitzer Prize winner argues that the security of future jobs in America will be determined by how “untouchable” each person is. Thomas Friedman has most recently written “Hot, Flat, and Crowded.” Friedman uses the word “flat” to describe “the stunning rise of middle classes all over the world.” Friedman argues with the globalization of the “flat” world, companies are interested in hiring the person most suitable for a job. Each individual should say: ‘Not only does my work have to fit into somebody’s global supply chain, but I myself have to understand how I need to compete and have the skill sets required to work at a pace that fits the supply chain. And I had better be able to do that as well or better than anyone else in the world.’ In order to have success in America’s work field you will need certain skills that are suited to the flat world. These skills will make you special or anchored and therefore make you untouchable. David Parker English 122 Dr. K. Karle T,TH 930-1045 Long Summary In “The Untouchables” Thomas Friedman an investigative reporter and a columnist for the New York Times, also a three time Pulitzer Prize winner argues that the security of future jobs in America will be determined by how “untouchable” each person is. Thomas Friedman has most recently written “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” and his best seller “The World is Flat.” Friedman used the word “flat” to describe the stunning rise of middle classes all over the world. In the globalization of the flat world Friedman believes that employment for the middle class Americans will continually become more difficult to compete for. Friedman’s answer to the world flattening and how an individual can get the most from their education and skill set is simple:
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