I remember reading Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, back in 2005. It struck me how we no longer need to look locally but can go anywhere in the world to get things done.
At the time, I recalled how large accounting firms took 1040s, the tax returns they prepared, and sent them to India to handle basic data entry and number crunching. Believe it or not, a few years later, India was outsourcing to Vietnam, where they could get it done for $1 an hour less. An incredible example of how fast things were moving and how flat the world was becoming.