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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.
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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.

Authors: Friedman, Thomas L.
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas L. Friedman
Title: The world is flat
a brief history of the twenty-first century
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2007
Edition: Updated and expanded ed
Characteristics: x, 660 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Release 3.0
Contents: While I was sleeping
The ten forces that flattened the world
The triple convergence
The great sorting out
America and free trade
The untouchables
The right stuff
The quiet crisis
This is not a test
The Virgin of Guadalupe
How companies cope
Globalization of the local
If it's not happening, it's because you're not doing it
What happens when we all have dog's hearing
The unflat world
The Dell theory of conflict prevention
11/9 versus 9/11
Subject Headings: Globalization Social aspects Globalization Economic aspects Information society Diffusion of innovations
Topical Term: Globalization
Globalization
Information society
Diffusion of innovations
ISBN: 9780312425074
0312425074
Branch Call Number: 303.4833 F
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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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