The World is Flat


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Globalization guru Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, describes in this MIT webcast the cascade of technological and social shifts that effectively leveled the economic world:

“Holy mackerel, the world is becoming flat. Several technological and political forces have converged, and that has produced a global, Web-enabled playing field that allows for multiple forms of collaboration without regard to geography or distance – or soon, even language.”

[Duration: 1:15:04. This video was added to MIT World on 2005-05-25.]


Download a PDF-Summary of his book here. “The Ten Forces that Flattened the World” can be found here.

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