A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do-economically, politically, and culturally-abroad and at home.As foreign affairs columnist for The New ...
Continua The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders, and reporting, as only he can, on what he sees. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies and how they are playing out both internationally and locally.
Globalization is the technologically driven expression of free-market capitalism, and as such is essentially an American creation. It has irrevocably changed the way business is done and has raised living standards throughout the world. But powerful local forces-of religion, race, ethnicity, and cultural identity-are in competition with technology for the hearts and minds of their societies. Finding the proper balance between the Lexus and the olive tree is the great game of globalization-and the ultimate theme of Friedman's challenging, provocative book, essential reading for all who care about how the world really works.
Seriously difficult reading for me, taking me a month to finish. But well worth it. A probe into globalization, what it is, and what it means for the world's future. Like it or not, globalization has spreads its profound influence in the smallestSeriously difficult reading for me, taking me a month to finish. But well worth it.
A probe into globalization, what it is, and what it means for the world's future. Like it or not, globalization has spreads its profound influence in the smallest and most mundane things (what we eat, watch, read, surf online) to the very economies of the countries. It's a sink or swim. ...Continua Nascondi
Written by the same author who wrote The World is Flat. This book talks about globalization before 9/11. Good book but also suffer from the author's bad habit of using too many words and chapters to say a simple idea