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The World Is Flat

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Friedman, Thomas L.

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The World Is Flat
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.

McMillan Palgrave
A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller

"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.


Holtzbrinck
 
A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller
 
"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.
 
The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.


Baker
& Taylor

The New York Times columnist offers a concise and compelling history of globalization, discussing a wide range of economic and political topics and issues, from the 9/11 attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2007
Edition: Updated and expanded ed
ISBN: 0312425074
9780312425074
Branch Call Number: 303.4833 F
Characteristics: x, 660 p. ; 21 cm.

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Apr 18, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Only the most profound idiot could take anything Friedman writes seriously. And where do those multiple chins of his come from? Glad his father-in-law lost his fortune in the economic meltdown; couldn't have happened to a more deserving slumlord.

Good history reading but working with international teams have many obstacles in real life and book does not mention the down sides of international business.

Long read but pretty good intro into today's economy.

Authored by the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Friedman argues that ten business forces have leveled or flattened the global competitive playing field. Computers, the internet, collaboration among worldwide communities and new players challenge America's domination. His solution is rebuilding our scientific and engineering base, thereby making us the world's leading innovator. As an aside, he summarizes the impact on the Arab-Muslim world, why they are in conflict with America, and what we can do to resolve the conflict. Although twenty percent could be edited to tighten the argument, this is a VIB (Very Important Book) and a must read.

Sep 26, 2009
  • tylermhawkins rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book is preachy, boring and not a quarter as profound as I think the author wants it to be. You'll get as much reading the back cover as you will trudging through the whole thing.

Dec 21, 2008
  • 21288004246712 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

what internet has wrought

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