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The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded | [Thomas L. Friedman]

The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded

With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.
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Publisher's Summary

With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

©2007 Thomas L. Friedman; (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

What the Critics Say

"This book showcases Friedman's gift for lucid dissections of abstruse economic phenomena, his teacher's head, his preacher's heart, his genius for trend-spotting." (The Washington Post)
"No one today chronicles global shifts in simple and practical terms quite like Friedman. He plucks insights from his travels and the published press that can leave you spinning like a top." (The Christian Science Monitor)

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    konnichwakid Lehi, Utah 05-03-13
    konnichwakid Lehi, Utah 05-03-13 Member Since 2005

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    "10 Flatteners are 10 things you already know"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People that lived under a rock since 1980 might enjoy this book.


    What was most disappointing about Thomas L. Friedman’s story?

    Everything.


    What aspect of Oliver Wyman’s performance would you have changed?

    Performance is fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The World Is Flat?

    This book is done. Past its time.


    Any additional comments?

    If you know that someone in India can do your job because it is digital, you know 90% of this book.

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    Danie Lutz, FL, United States 04-27-13
    Danie Lutz, FL, United States 04-27-13
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    What made the experience of listening to The World Is Flat the most enjoyable?

    I was assigned this book but found it very interesting and informative.


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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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    jeffm 06-11-12
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    "everyone needs to read this book"

    This is an important book for anyone that cares about the future of the world economy, and about our own economy, and about their own job, or job for their children. Which really should be everyone! Not a feel-good book, but a wake-up call book about what we need to do individually and as a country to be competitive in the 21st century.

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    Edward C. Charbonnet Memphis, TN 07-31-09
    Edward C. Charbonnet Memphis, TN 07-31-09 Member Since 2006
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    "A must read to understand the future"

    The author keeps the book updated each year and helps you much better under the "behind the scenes" dynamics driving the multi-national economy we are in now and will be even more in soon. YOu need to know this for your children and maybe even for your own near term future.

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    Mark MadridSpain 05-13-09
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    Interesting and very insightful.

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    Eli Midvale, UT, USA 05-16-09
    Eli Midvale, UT, USA 05-16-09
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    Audio enhanced file is not compatible with my Garmin 660 device. I wish I would have known that before I wasted a download.

    0 of 15 people found this review helpful
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