Thomas Friedman books

The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman (1999)
Don’t let the title keep you from reading this lucid introduction to globalization and how it differs from the previous Cold War era. Also look at his 2005 book: The World is Flat.

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman (2005)
A provocative and informative discussion of globalization’s impact on the U.S. economy and foreign relations.

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  1. The small, interesting book by Aronica and Ramdoo, “The World is Flat? A Critical Analysis of Thomas Friedman’s New York Times Bestseller,” offers a counterperspective to Friedman’s book. It is a small book compared to the 600 page tome by Friedman, and aimed at the common man and students alike. As popular as the book may be, some reviewers assert that by what it leaves out, Friedman’s book is dangerous. The authors point to the fact that there isn’t a single table or data footnote in Friedman’s entire book. “Globalization is the greatest reorganization of the world since the Industrial Revolution,” says Aronica. Aronica and Ramdoo conclude by listing over twenty action items that point the way forward, and they provide a comprehensive, yet concise, framework for understanding the critical issues of globalization.

    You may want to see
    and watch
    for an interesting counterperspective on Friedman’s
    “The World is Flat”.

    Also a really interesting 6 min wake-up call: Shift Happens!

    There is also a companion book listed: Extreme Competition: Innovation and the Great 21st Century Business Reformation

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