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Old 09-14-2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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Technology and globalization: The World is Flat

Sammy over at Palm Addicts has a great post about the e-book version of Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. Check it out here.

I listened to the Audible version of his previous book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree and I highly recommend it as well to anyone interested in the impact of the internet, technology, and the "Electronic Herd" on the world's economy. He makes a compelling argument for nuturing entrepreneurship and embracing globalization and the "Golden Straitjacket" by comparing the prosperity and standards of living between countries with free market economies to those with closed markets and societies.

If you have read The World is Flat or The Lexus and the Olive Tree, please feel free to review them in the discussion thread.
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Thanks for the recommendation. I put a note on my Treo as a reminder for next time I shop at ereader.com.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:30 AM   #3
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Thomas Friedman spoke at MIT about The World is Flat back in May of 2005, and you see a video of his speech here (RealPlayer required):

http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/
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Friedman is one of USNews' 25 best American leaders:
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/ar...31friedman.htm
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