The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Jul 24, 2007 - Social Science - 672 pages
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011.

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.
  

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Interesting premise, but too damn dense. - Goodreads
At times, though, his writing was tiresome. - Goodreads
Not an easy read, but a great educational experience. - Goodreads
The writing is a little choppy. - Goodreads
It is easy to read, and it take the reader seriously. - Goodreads
Mr. Friedman's writing style is humours and easy going. - Goodreads

Review: The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

User Review  - Parcoast - Goodreads

I think the basic tenets of the World Is Flat is a fairly accurate depiction of what has happened in the recent past. I don't think, however, that it represents the future well, both in terms of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pratham Agrawal - Flipkart

Initially when i saw the price of this product, i was like - Should i buy such an expensive book ? But i was compelled to buy this book considering that it had won the Best Business Book of the Year ... Read full review

Contents

While I Was Sleeping
3
The Ten Forces That Flattened the World
51
The Triple Convergence
200
The Great Sorting Out
233
America and the Flat World
261
Developing Countries and the Flat World
401
Companies and the Flat World
439
You and the Flat World
475
Geopolitics and the Flat World
531
Imagination
605
Acknowledgments
637
Index
641
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three previous books, all of them bestsellers: From Beirut to Jerusalem, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction; The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; and Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. In 2005 The World Is Flat was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and Friedman was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

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