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The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded] - A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Thomas L. Friedman

"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 inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for listeners, making sense of the advances in technology and communications that challenge us to run even faster just to stay in place. For these updated and expanded editions, Friedman has added more hours of commentary, fresh stories and insights. New material includes: • The reasons the flattening of the world "will be seen in time as one of those fundamental shifts or inflection points, like the invention of the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, or the Industrial Revolution" • A mapping of the New Middle-the places and spaces in the flat world where middle-class jobs will be found-and portraits of the character types who will find success as New Middlers • An account of the qualities American parents and teachers need to cultivate in young people so that they will be able to thrive in the flat world • An account of the "globalization of the local": how the flattening of the world is actually strengthening local and regional identities rather than homogenizing the world More than ever, The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.

"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 inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for listeners, making sense of the advances in technology and communications that challenge us to run even faster just to stay in place. For these updated and expanded editions, Friedman has added more hours of commentary, fresh stories and insights. New material includes: • The reasons the flattening of the world "will be seen in time as one of those fundamental shifts or inflection points, like the invention of the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, or the Industrial Revolution" • A mapping of the New Middle-the places and spaces in the flat world where middle-class jobs will be found-and portraits of the character types who will find success as New Middlers • An account of the qualities American parents and teachers need to cultivate in young people so that they will be able to thrive in the flat world • An account of the "globalization of the local": how the flattening of the world is actually strengthening local and regional identities rather than homogenizing the world More than ever, The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.
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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 inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for listeners, making sense of the advances in technology and communications that challenge us to run even faster just to stay in place. For these updated and expanded editions, Friedman has added more hours of commentary, fresh stories and insights. New material includes: • The reasons the flattening of the world "will be seen in time as one of those fundamental shifts or inflection points, like the invention of the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, or the Industrial Revolution" • A mapping of the New Middle-the places and spaces in the flat world where middle-class jobs will be found-and portraits of the character types who will find success as New Middlers • An account of the qualities American parents and teachers need to cultivate in young people so that they will be able to thrive in the flat world • An account of the "globalization of the local": how the flattening of the world is actually strengthening local and regional identities rather than homogenizing the world More than ever, The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Oliver Wyman

Length:

8h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:12