The World Is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century

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The beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered, Friedman argues, not for military conflicts or political events, but for a whole new age of globalization - a `flattening' of the world. The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge pools and resources have connected all over the planet, levelling the playing field as never before, so that each of us is potentially an equal - and competitor - of the other. The rules of the game have changed forever - but does this `death of distance', which requires us all to run faster in order to stay in the same place, mean the world has got too small and too flat too fast for us to adjust? Friedman brilliantly demystifies the exciting, often bewildering, global scene unfolding before our eyes, one which we sense but barely yet understand. The World is Flat is the most timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and its discontents, powerfully illuminated by a world-class writer. In his new chapters: 'If It's Not Happening, It's Because You're Not Doing It' and 'What Happens When We All Have Dog's Hearing?' the author explores both the benefits and disadvantages of the very latest developments in global communication. The emergent popularity of blogging, pod-casting, YouTube and MySpace enable the modern world citizen to broadcast their views to a potential audience of billions, and the proliferation of Internet access to even the poorest communities gives everyone who wants to the tools to address issues of social injustice and inequality. On the other hand the technology that seems to improve communication on a global scale causes it to deteriorate on a local scale. Identifying ours as 'The Age of Interruption', Friedman discusses the annoyance and dangers of BlackBerrys in meeting rooms, hands-free kits in conversation and using a phone or iPod whilst driving. In an age when we are always 'connected' via email or mobile phone how can we hope to concentrate on one thing without interruption? As expected the author has revitalised this new edition of The World Is Flat with timely insights into the nature of our flat world.

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Thomas Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times. He is the author of two best-selling books, From Beirut to Jerusalem, and The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

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Descrizione libro Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. From internationally renowned, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman comes a bold and inspiring picture of how the world has changed since the dawn of the millennium – and the new era that awaits us. The beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered, Friedman argues, not for military conflicts or political events, but for a whole new age of globalization – a ‘flattening’ of the world. The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge-pools and resources have connected all over the planet, leveling the playing field as never before, so that each one of us is potentially an equal – and competitor – of the other. The world is wired so that Indian accountants or software engineers can now share an idea, team their skills or compete head-on for work with their US or European counterparts. Professionals everywhere, from China to Australia to Costa Rica, can work from home as if they were in offices next door to each other. The rules of the game have changed forever – but does this ‘death of distance’, which requires us all to run faster in order to stay in the same place, mean the world has got too small and too flat too fast for us to adjust? Friedman brilliantly demystifies the exciting, often bewildering, global scene unfolding before our eyes, one which we sense but barely yet understand. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, he explains how this flattening of the world happened; what it will mean for countries, communities and individuals; and how governments and societies can - and must - adapt. The World is Flat is the most timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and its discontents, powerfully illuminated by a world-class writer. Printed Pages: 608. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Codice libro della libreria 019837

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Descrizione libro Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. From internationally renowned, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman comes a bold and inspiring picture of how the world has changed since the dawn of the millennium ?and the new era that awaits us. The beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered, Friedman argues, not for military conflicts or political events, but for a whole new age of globalization ?a ‘flattening?of the world. The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge-pools and resources have connected all over the planet, leveling the playing field as never before, so that each one of us is potentially an equal ?and competitor ?of the other. The world is wired so that Indian accountants or software engineers can now share an idea, team their skills or compete head-on for work with their US or European counterparts. Professionals everywhere, from China to Australia to Costa Rica, can work from home as if they were in offices next door to each other. The rules of the game have changed forever ?but does this ‘death of distance? which requires us all to run faster in order to stay in the same place, mean the world has got too small and too flat too fast for us to adjust? Friedman brilliantly demystifies the exciting, often bewildering, global scene unfolding before our eyes, one which we sense but barely yet understand. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, he explains how this flattening of the world happened; what it will mean for countries, communities and individuals; and how governments and societies can - and must - adapt. The World is Flat is the most timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and its discontents, powerfully illuminated by a world-class writer. Printed Pages: 608. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Codice libro della libreria 019837

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