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Publisher's Summary

These are the two completely new chapters from The World is Flat Release 3.0, on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world, and on the troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world in which we are all becoming publishers and public figures.
©2007 Thomas L. Friedman (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Logan
  • Ogden, UT, United States
  • 09-09-10

WTF?

I should have read the other reviews. This is only chapter 13 and 14. That's it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Joseph
  • Rexburg, ID, USA
  • 04-13-10

Incomplete Book! Very disapointed!

This is only two chapters of the book! Great book! Buy the full thing not this version!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Matt
  • Rockville Centre, NY, USA
  • 09-01-07

Incomplete

Why on earth did audible decide to post only the 2 new chapters when theres an entirely new 3.0 release, oh that's right because it's all about the money. waste of a download.

27 of 33 people found this review helpful

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Required for teachers

If you are a teacher, read/listen to this book. It is the best book I've read all year. Friedman let's us look at the past, present and future in a way that will impact the way you see your students and your job. Please, read/listen!

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obvious points and a waste of money

everything you said was obvious and no information was put out. I feel like I wasted my money listening to it, plus it was extremely short!

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Stupid

Common sense and more of history lesson of computation science and how it has evolved. Not worth the time or money!

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NOT THE FULL BOOK - DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What would have made The World Is Flat better?

This is only two chapters of the book. It is not the full book. Additionally, the narration is terrible - the narrator does insulting accents for the quotes attributed to women and people with accents.

I have been an audible listener for a long time and this is the WORST book I have ever bought!

Don't make my mistake - steer clear!

Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas L. Friedman again?

No.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Fake accents which are culturally insensitive

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Listen this book twice

What did you like best about The World Is Flat? What did you like least?

I like this concept and would like to explore understanding with this book. Well balanced contents. What I know so far is, after 1000 years economic recovery comes back to the same nation/region, of course with efforts.At the end of this book, author compared outsourcing with terrorism which I do not like. I understand that these two topics are very distinct problem for US. Unemployment and War on terror can not be related, similarly outsourcing and terrorism cannot be compared together.

Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas L. Friedman again?

I read and liked The World Is Flat, would love to listen from Thomas Friedman in future.

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  • MHurbs
  • HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • 02-14-12

Must Read

Would you listen to The World Is Flat again? Why?

The World Is Flat Touched on many topics that i would like to go back over.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World Is Flat?

The behind the scenes look at companies like Amazon and UPS

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

Nandan Nilekani

If you could give The World Is Flat a new subtitle, what would it be?

n/a