The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - susanbeamon - LibraryThing
I wish there were half stars, because this book is between really amazing and I really liked it. It is a very long book, filled with so much I forget what came before each revelation. Reading the book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hae-Yu - LibraryThing
It is a good, optimistic read on a variety of fronts. Unfortunately, he got a big one wrong in citing the so-called McDonalds Theory. In 1909, an English author named Norman Angell wrote a book titled ... Read full review
The Ten Forces That Flattened the World
The Triple Convergence
The Great Sorting Out
America and the Flat World
Developing Countries and the Flat World
Companies and the Flat World
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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman
Limited preview - 2005