Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and best-selling author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree gives a bold, timely, and surprising picture of the state of globalization in the twenty-first century. In this brilliant #1 bestseller, ''the most important columnist in America today'' (Walter Russell Mead, The New York Times) demystifies the brave new world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes. With his
inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Thomas L. Friedman 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; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt. The World Is Flat is the timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.
Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and best-selling author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree gives a bold, timely, and surprising picture of the state of globalization in the twenty-first century. In this brilliant #1 bestseller, ''the most important columnist in America today'' (Walter Russell Mead, The New York Times) demystifies the brave new world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Thomas L. Friedman 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; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt. The World Is Flat is the timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:07 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Picador USA Published: 07/24/2007 International: No
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How the world became flat
While I was sleeping
The ten forces that flattened the world
Flattener #1 : 11/9/89
Flattener #2 : 18/9/95
Flattener #3 : work flow software
Flattener #4 : uploading
Flattener #5 : outsourcing
Flattener #6 : offshoring
Flattener #7 : supply-chaining
Flattener #8 : insourcing
Flattener #9 : in-forming
Flattener #10 : the steroids
The triple convergence
The great sorting out
America and the flat world
America and free trade
The right stuff
The quiet crisis
This is not a test
Developing countries and the flat world
The virgin of guadalupe
Companies and the flat world
How companies cope
You and the flat world
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?
Geopolitics and the flat world
The unflat world
The dell theory of conflict prevention
Conclusion : imagination
11/9 versus 9/11
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