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“Honey,” I confided, “I think the world is flat.” How did I come to . forces of identity and nationalism—hence my book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree. But. Summary and excerpts from Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat () by Bill Altermatt. CHAPTER which he outlines in chapter 2 of his book: Flattener #1. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Captivating an enthralling read. To his great credit, Friedman Highlight, take notes, and search in the book; In this edition, page numbers are just like the physical edition; Length: pages; Word Wise.
It means, rather, that the governments of those nations and their citizens will have very heavy economic costs to consider as they contemplate the possibility of war. Such costs include long-term loss of the country's profitable participation in the global supply chain.
This theory relates with how conflict prevention occurred between India and Pakistan in their — nuclear standoff , wherein India was at risk of losing its global partners. The relationship between the People's Republic of China and Taiwan was also cited as an example of that theory: The World Is Flat received generally positive popular and critical reception as well as some negative criticism, peppered with doubt. The Washington Post called the book an "engrossing tour" and an "enthralling read".
The review closed with, "We've no real idea how the 21st century's history will unfold, but this terrifically stimulating book will certainly inspire readers to start thinking it all through". Some critics have pointed out that the book is written from an American perspective. Friedman's work history has been mostly with The New York Times , and that may have influenced the way the book was written — some would have preferred a book written in a more "inclusive voice".
Nobel Prize -winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has been critical of Friedman's book: Friedman is right that there have been dramatic changes in the global economy, in the global landscape; in some directions, the world is much flatter than it has ever been, with those in various parts of the world being more connected than they have ever been, but the world is not flat Not only is the world not flat: In it, Gray confirms Friedman's assertion that globalization is making the world more interconnected and, in some parts, richer but disputes the notion that globalization makes the world more peaceful or freer.
Gray also declares, "least of all does it make it flat".
Geographers on the whole have been particularly critical of Friedman's writings, views influenced by the large body of work within their field demonstrating the uneven nature of globalization, the strong influence place still has on people's lives, and the dependent relationships that have been established between the have and have-not regions in the current world-system.
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The content of the book the quotes occupy one third of the content! We can be rich, we can work together. And that's it. The World is Flat seethes from the excess of demagogy, which makes the author a great candidate for a politician. The content of the book is painfully outdated. Author instead focus on the mechanisms that shape the beginning of the twenty-first century, persistently presents case studies.
Conclusion; if someone wants to scramble through for more than pages to find some valuable comments and bon mots, then I wish you good luck and a lot of patience. But the employee in us wants a little fat left on the bone, the way Costco does it, so that it can offer health care to almost all its employee, rather than just less than half of them, as Wal-Mart does.
Governments are not being toppled. Political revolutions are not exploding. But the power is shifting, it is shifting the people. With the rapid rise of consumer technology, more people are connected than ever before.
The world has become much smaller, or as Thomas L. No longer do we have to drive from car lot to car lot to find a great deal on a used car. And no longer do you have to throw on a suit and walk up and down an office building looking for a job. The information has come to the people and the people have changed the game. Now small companies with little or no capital can become a global player over night.
Established companies have learned to adapt and quickly. The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman is a very interesting read on the changing times. This book is good but a little long. Friedman includes a lot of interviews and anecdotes, however his stories do not have the power or sharpness of Malcolm Gladwell or the Freakonomics authors.
Paperback Verified Purchase. When this book came out in , it provided many Americans with their first exposure to globalization. It is ironic that the USA has been the dominant player in world affairs since World War II -- political, economic, social, cultural -- but a large portion of the American population was unaware of the centrality of its global role until very recently.
Friedman's work has helped them to get a stronger grasp of the forces of globalization, first in his book The Lexus and the Olive Tree, then in The World Is Flat. The idea of a world-beyond-nation-state was articulated ten years before Friedman by Kenichi Ohmae in his best-selling book, The Borderless World.
In a sense, Friedman's work can be viewed as an update of Ohmae's because of its focus on recent technological advances in telecommunications, the Internet, computers, and transportation -- technologies that were relatively underdeveloped in One problem with Friedman's book is captured in its subtitle: It implies a measure of omniscience in Friedman's outlook. He is predicting how the world will work in the twenty-first century.
It turns out that his predictions are largely wrong, because even as the first edition of The World is Flat was coming off the press, the groundwork was being laid for the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression.
The economic crisis of demonstrated that as soon as societies face economic downturns, they circle the wagons and reject the openness that Friedman portrays as inevitable. It is interesting that since writing The World Is Flat, Friedman has turned his attention to other arenas: He isn't preaching the virtues of globalization. He is NOT a sociologist or economist. While he supplies an abundance of advice on how to run a business or government in our brave new world, he himself has never been a businessman or policy maker.
As a journalist, he has stood on the sidelines, picked the brains of the real players, then made a fantastic living by offering expert insights and advice.
Having been pretty strong in my criticism of Friedman, I still give his book a score of 3,because in his work -- as a journalist -- he has opened the eyes of thousands of people to important forces that extend beyond what average citizens are aware of. See all 1, reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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