When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter Y2K to March 2004 , what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? 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, giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalisation? And with this flattening' of the globe, which requires us to run faster in order to stay in one place, has the world got too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner?In this brilliant new book, the award-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman demystifies the brave new world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the 21st century; what it means to countries, companies, communities and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt.
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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.From AudioFile:
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman offers an insightful and sobering analysis of the effect of economic globalization on the future economy of the United States is beautifully read by Oliver Wyman, it is a meaningful account of how very soon American workers will have to compete for jobs globally. While Friedman's text is complex, one can simply back up to re-listen until the points and concepts are fully clear. Friedman's judicious analysis of the ever-present threat of Arab hostility is particularly valuable as he offers hope for a peaceful future. L.C. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descripción Allen Lane, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110713998784