The World is Flat

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – The World is Flat
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century is an international bestselling book by Thomas Friedman that analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century. The title is a metaphor for viewing the world as a level playing field in terms of commerce, where all competitors have an equal opportunity.
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For Global Markets, The World Is Flat
For global markets this week, the world is flat. As in, flatlined, flat sovereign yield curves, maybe even negative yield curves once again in Germany and non-euro countries in northern Europe.

Information Resources on Globalization and TWIF
An exhaustive list of information sources on TWIF and Globalization.

No borders mean flatter world will get us anywhere
Since Friedman’s book, we’ve moved even further into the future, with nearly six billion connected mobile devices and two billion people on the internet. Together, these shifts have created a much tighter world economy – an interconnectedness that’s been painful at times given the financial crisis, but with benefits that are also striking.

Posts Tagged ‘The World Is Flat’
If you haven’t read The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century Release 3.0 by Thomas L. Friedman it is time. If you have read it, it’s time to review the ten forces that have converged to flatten the world as far as business, commerce, and education are concerned. It’s also time to review their impact on our world and Friedman’s prescient advice.

TED Video: Globalization and Globaloney: Pankaj Ghemawat at TEDGlobal 2012
Pankaj Ghemawat is the author of Global 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It, and he takes the stage to ask an important question: Just how global are we really?

The Flat Earth Society
The mission of the Flat Earth Society is to promote and initiate discussion of Flat Earth theory as well as archive Flat Earth literature.  Our forums act as a venue to encourage free thinking and debate.

The Flat World of Thomas Friedman
Friedman’s writing is characterized by a reduction of complex international phenomena to simplistic rhetoric and theorems that rarely withstand the test of reality.

The World is Flat 2012
The list of “flat” goes on and on and on. While Friedman is the target of many attacks, one thing is for certain: he may not have started the conversation on globalization, but he took it mainstream. He owns the “the world is flat.”

The World is Flat – WikiSummaries
Book summary from Wiki.

Thomas Friedman’s Official Site
Thomas Friedman’s Official Site.

Video: The World is Flat
Lecture series posting.

Why the World is Flat – Wired Magazine
Wired sat down with Thomas Friedman in his office at the Times’ Washington bureau to discuss the flattening of the world.

YouTube Video: “When I Said The World is Flat, Facebook Didn’t Exist”
Adapted from a speech given by Thomas L. Friedman, Author of The World is Flat.