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The World Is Flat : A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
The World Is Flat A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312425074
ISBN-10: 0312425074
Publication Date: 8/7/2007
Pages: 592
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3.5 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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The globalization happens very quickly in the information age and its faces change constantly. Friedman is very knowledgeable on the subject and through his extensive travels and ability to land interviews with some very prominent CEOs and public domain figures he is able to construct the "big picture" of the 21st century world and the major forces that shape it. He's also not hopelessly optimistic or pessimistic on the subject - he's a realist and describes things for what they are.
The second part of the book, where Friedman talks about USA's experience so far in the globalization, should be a required reading in secondary schools and used as a long-term strategy guide by the leaders of the people of the US, if they want to even have a chance to stay competitive in the remainder of the 21st century.
Overall, itis an excellent book, especially this edition, because it is updated with information from 2006-2007.
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