The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
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,... show more
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.
Publish date: August 7th 2007
Pages no: 660
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...