Monday, July 28, 2008

Friedman Freebie: The World is Flat!

Thomas Friedman is promoting his new book Hot Flat and Crowded by giving away the audiobook of his mega-bestseller The World is Flat for FREE. Grab it fast - the offer expires August 4th!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This would be a good time to also read a book, which offers a counterprespective to Friedman's theory on globalization.

This is a small, but interesting book, by Aronica and Ramdoo, "The World is Flat? A Critical Analysis of Thomas Friedman's New York Times Bestseller."

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