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The World Is Flat

A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

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This edition published in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York.

Written in English

488 pages

When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development at the dawn of the 21st century--the attacks of 9/11, or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, and giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt.

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A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century



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When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development at the dawn of the 21st century--the attacks of 9/11, or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, and giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt.

The World Is Flat

A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

1st ed.

This edition published in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York.


First Sentence

"No one ever gave me directions like this on a golf course before: "Aim at either Microsoft or IBM.""

Table of Contents

pt. [1]: How the world became flat. While I was sleeping
The ten forces that flattened the world: 11/9/89 (when the walls came down and the windows went up) ; 8/9/95 (when Netscape went public) ; Work flow software (let's do lunch: have your application talk to my application) ; Open-sourcing (self-organizing collaborative communities) ; Outsourcing (Y2K) ; Offshoring (when China joined the WTO) ; Supply-chaining (Wal-Mart) ; Insourcing (UPS) ; In-forming (Google, Yahoo!, MSN Web Search) ; The steroids (digital, mobile, personal, and virtual)
The triple convergence
The great sorting-out.
pt. [2]: America and the flat world. America and free trade (is Ricardo still right?)
The untouchables
The quiet crisis
This is not a test.
pt. [3] Developing countries and the flat world. The virgin of Guadalupe.
pt. [4] Companies and the flat world. How companies cope.
pt. [5] Geopolitics and the flat world. The unflat world
The Dell theory of conflict prevention.
Conclusion. Imagination: 11/9 versus 9/11.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
330.90511
Library of Congress
HM846 .F74 2005, HM846.F74 2005

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
viii, 488 p. ;
Number of pages
488
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7423401M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0374292884
ISBN 13
9780374292881
LC Control Number
2004028685
OCLC/WorldCat
57202171
Library Thing
836
Goodreads
77084

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