The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman
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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.
Al-Qaeda  Too Personally Insecure  Conclusion: Imagination  17 11/9 Versus 9/11  eBay  India  The Curse of Oil  Just One Good Example  From Untouchables to Untouchables  Acknowledgments  Index  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  The New Middlers  Great Collaborators and Orchestrators  The Great Synthesizers  The Great Explainers  The Great Leveragers  The Great Adapters  The Green People  The Passionate Personalizers  Math Lovers  The Great Localizers  7 The Right Stuff: Tubas and Test Tubes  Which Class Do I Take to Learn How to Learn?  Navigation  CQ + PQ > IQ  Stressing Liberal Arts  Right Brain  Tubas and
Worth Keeping  Parenting  Developing Countries and the Flat World  10 The Virgin of Guadalupe  Introspection  I Can Get It for You Wholesale  I Can Only Get It for You Retail  Follow the Leapin' Leprechauns  Culture Matters: Glocalization  The Intangible Things  Many Speeds, One Direction  Companies and the Flat World  11 How Companies Cope  Rule #1: When the world is flat, whatever can be done will be done 
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  Rule #3: And the small shall act big... One way small companies flourish in the flat world is by learning to act really big  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  Rule #5: The
best companies are the best collaborators  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  Rule #7: The best companies outsource to win, not to shrink  Rule #8: HOW you do things as a company matters more today than ever  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.  You and the Flat