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

ISBN-10: 0374292795

ISBN-13: 9780374292799

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

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Description: "The World Is Flat" is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before-- creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place. This updated and expanded edition features more than a hundred pages of fresh reporting and commentary, drawn from Friedman's travels around the world and across the American heartland-- from anyplace where the flattening of the world is being felt. In "The World Is Flat," Friedman at once shows " how and why globalization has now shifted into warp drive" (Robert Wright, Slate) and brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, he 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; how governments and societies can, and must, adapt; and why terrorists want to stand in the way. More than ever, "The World Is Flat" is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/18/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 616
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Journalist Thomas L. Friedman was born in 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Friedman graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Mediterranean Studies and earned a graduate degree from Oxford in Modern Middle East Studies. His reporting on the war in Lebanon won the George Polk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He won a second Pulitzer for his work in Israel. Friedman began his career as a correspondent for United Press International and later served as bureau chief for the New York Times in Beirut and Jerusalem. He moved to the op-ed page of The New York Times as a foreign affairs columnist. In 2002, Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize, this time for Commentary. Friedman wrote about his experiences as a Jewish-American reporter in the Middle East in From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award in 1989. The bestselling Lexus and the Olive Tree won the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best nonfiction book on foreign policy. He wrote Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11 and The World Is Flat, which received the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His other works include Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0, and That Used to Be Us which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Introduction to the Updated and Expanded Edition
How the World Became Flat
While I Was Sleeping
The Ten Forces That Flattened the World
11/9/89
8/9/95
Work Flow Software
Uploading
Outsourcing
Offshoring
Supply-Chaining
Insourcing
In-forming
The Steroids
The Triple Convergence
The Great Sorting Out
America and the Flat World
America and Free Trade
The Untouchables
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
Geopolitics and the Flat World
The Unflat World
Globalization of the Local
The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention
Conclusion: Imagination
11/9 Versus 9/11
Acknowledgments
Index
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