The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
The World Is Flat is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before--creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us... show more
The World Is Flat is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before--creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place. This updated and expanded edition features more than a hundred pages of fresh reporting and commentary, drawn from Friedman's travels around the world and across the American heartland--from anyplace where the flattening of the world is being felt.In The World Is Flat, Friedman at once shows "how and why globalization has now shifted into warp drive" (Robert Wright, Slate) and brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, he explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; how governments and societies can, and must, adapt; and why terrorists want to stand in the way. More than ever, The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.
Publish date: April 18th 2006
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 616
Edition language: English
This is a great book, Got to know how things (corporates) in the world operate, There is a lot about India. A perfect book.
Drive-By ReviewAccurate picture of how the global economy is evolving, and how our skills are going to need to change to keep up.
I had to read this book for a MBA class and wanted to beat my head against the wall the whole time I was reading it. Dryly written..it couldn't keep my interest for anything and I found myself having to go back and reread sections because I zoned out while reading them the first time.
I tried. I read through 1/2 the book when I finally realized, I didn't care anymore. It was interesting the first 1/4 of the book and then I just started to lose interest. Mr. Friedman's writing style is humours and easy going. Good points - just not to keep my attention.
The premise is that due in large part to technology the world is becoming flatter. [author: Thomas Friedman] clearly thinks this is a great thing with very few drawbacks. In fact, he doesn't address any drawback except in passing (other than the random aside that terrorists can use the Internet to n...