Stephen Nguyen: India has a large amount of “techies” or students with advanced technological knowledge from India’s ITTs, private technological colleges, and computer schools. India has decided to revolutionize and use a prior disadvantage of a large population to an advantage. The uneducated populace becomes a strong, educated workforce especially in the technological field. India has benefited from the fiber optic boom and was able to connect. The fiber optic bust made businesses turn to India for its cheap wages, but the efficiency is most important to clients. This problem was solved due to India’s large educated workforce. India is very specialized so busts in the industries could take a larger toll on India than a more diverse country.
Geographers on the whole have been particularly critical of Friedman's writings, views influenced by the large body of work within their field demonstrating the uneven nature of globalization, the strong influence place still has on people's lives, and the dependent relationships that have been established between the have and have-not regions in the current world-system. Geographer Harm de Blij detailed those arguments for the general public in Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America (2005) and The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape (2008).