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

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:

24h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:30


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:26


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:19


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:12


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:55


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:30


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:08


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:20


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:11


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:31


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:49


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:33


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:39


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:34


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:11


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:04


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:43


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:29


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:46


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:53


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:46


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:38


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:24


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

00:11


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:33


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:24


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:49


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:30


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:05


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:36


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:24


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:16


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:30


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

00:11


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:09


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:06


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:49


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:42


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:12


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:39


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:45


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:53


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:16


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

00:12


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:21


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:19


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:42


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:02


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:52


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:40


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:35


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:09


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:11


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:49


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

00:11


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:29


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:07


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:28


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:41


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:35


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:33


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:03


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:31


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

08:40


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:38


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

01:13


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

00:11


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:55


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

07:17


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

08:31


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:15


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:16


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:14


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

08:03


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:42


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:21


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:47


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:54


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

00:10


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:05


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:59


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:02


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:58


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

08:51


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:41


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

09:00


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:09


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:59


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:33


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:39


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:16


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

00:10


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

02:58


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:23


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:23


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

07:40

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