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

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

Thomas L. Friedman

Language: English

Pages: 660

ISBN: 0312425074

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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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Al-Qaeda [595] Too Personally Insecure [602] Conclusion: Imagination [605] 17 11/9 Versus 9/11 [607] eBay [619] India [622] The Curse of Oil [626] Just One Good Example [629] From Untouchables to Untouchables [630] Acknowledgments [637] Index [641] A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Middle [279] The New Middlers [285] Great Collaborators and Orchestrators [285] The Great Synthesizers [287] The Great Explainers [288] The Great Leveragers [290] The Great Adapters [293] The Green People [297] The Passionate Personalizers [298] Math Lovers [300] The Great Localizers [303] 7 The Right Stuff: Tubas and Test Tubes [308] Which Class Do I Take to Learn How to Learn? [309] Navigation [310] CQ + PQ > IQ [313] Stressing Liberal Arts [316] Right Brain [320] Tubas and

Worth Keeping [391] Parenting [394] Developing Countries and the Flat World [401] 10 The Virgin of Guadalupe [403] Introspection [406] I Can Get It for You Wholesale [408] I Can Only Get It for You Retail [411] Follow the Leapin' Leprechauns [417] Culture Matters: Glocalization [420] The Intangible Things [426] Many Speeds, One Direction [433] Companies and the Flat World [439] 11 How Companies Cope [441] Rule #1: When the world is flat, whatever can be done will be done [442]

Rule #2: Because we are in a world where whatever can be done will be done, the most important competition today is between you and your own imagination [447] Rule #3: And the small shall act big... One way small companies flourish in the flat world is by learning to act really big [449] Rule #4: And the big shall act small... One way that big companies learn to flourish in the flat world is by learning how to act really small by enabling their customers to act really big [454] Rule #5: The

best companies are the best collaborators [457] Rule #6: In a flat world, the best companies stay healthy by getting regular chest X-rays and then selling the results to their clients [461] Rule #7: The best companies outsource to win, not to shrink [465] Rule #8: HOW you do things as a company matters more today than ever [467] Rule #9: When the world goes flat—and you are feeling flattened—reach for a shovel and dig inside yourself. Don't try to build walls. [469] You and the Flat

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