The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

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One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal,” the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times, reviewing THE WORLD IS FLAT in 2005. With his inimitabl ...Continua
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The world is flat talks about globalisation and it goes through 3 phases of this process. The period between 1492 and 1800 he calls globalisation 1.0. It’s a period fuelled by muscle power and the national economy. The bigger the country you came fro...Continua
Wrote 9/20/15
斷斷續續花了一年多,總算把這本轟動一時的鉅作翻完。 雖然十年前的書現在才讀這件事很丟臉,但也相當有趣。一來當年耳目一新的觀念已經耳熟能詳,讀起來毫無困難。二來透過時間的檢視,更可以看出這本書是否真有振聾發聵的經典地位 在全球化到達顛峰的前夕推出,"The World is Flat"的確為二十一世紀的前十年做出極佳的總結。寬頻網路、科技創新,印度服務外包、中國製造代工,各方水到渠成的結果,「世界是平的」至今仍是大家朗朗上口的一句話。作者不僅爬梳這十年來全球化發展的歷程,也提示世界各國都將面臨更多...Continua
Wrote 5/15/14

This book might be brilliant in 2005, but it is so out-dated in 2014. Things didn't go as expected after 2008.

Wrote 11/17/12
Friedman's impressive work on how the world became flat and what we can do about it (not much, just go with the flow/opportunity). In case you wondered, Friedman knows the world is not flat. He is certain that the world is shrinking and falting for s...Continua
The author, Thomas L. Friedman, is so optimistic about the globalization powered by the rise of China and India as well as the Internet and various Web 2.0 services. This book can be either a guidebook of mining the opportunity of the global business...Continua

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