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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780141034898, 0141034890
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    The World is Flat is a book on the history of the 21st Century, and the rapid pace of globalization made possible by technology, by Thomas L. Friedman.

    Summary of the Book

    The world has changed. 1989 didn’t merely signal the fall of the Berlin Wall, but also the rise of Microsoft and the IBM PC. No longer is information carefully hidden with medieval scorn. Instead, the World Wide Web bolsters sharing of information at a global scale. Technology has become the main play of the 21st century and Friedman shows how this changes things in the world of economics and politics. He explains that globalization of resources – and inevitable effect of worldwide communications – has enabled companies around the world to join hands to make changes that weren’t possible before. He begins with the advent of Windows and how its graphical interface and intuitive features won the hearts of all the people around the world. He explains that Netscape and the Web jointly changed things by bringing everyone from five-year-olds to ninety-five-year-olds to the Internet by 1995. He follows up with explaining the various work methods made possible only because of these changes. Workflow software, uploading, outsourcing, offshoring, supply-chaining, insourcing and informing have their place in this revolution of work methods, reducing production times and increasing quality like never before. Friedman attributes the awakening of his ideologies to a visit to Bangalore, where the former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani’s statement inspired the title of this book.

    About Thomas L. Friedman

    Thomas L. Friedman is an American journalist and writer. He writes a biweekly column for The New York Times and has also written From Beirut to Jerusalem, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Longitudes and Attitudes, Hot, Flat, and Crowded and That Used To Be Us.

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    • Thomas L. Friedman
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    • 5.07 inch
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    • 7.75 inch
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    • 5.08 in
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    • 454 g
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    Excellent book--very informative and analytic

    It is an extremely informative book, extremely well researched and it has brought out the mechanism of flattening of the world, its merits and demerits. India and China play great role in flattening of the world. Author has hope that India would emerge as a great power due to increasing population of educated youths. He has cautioned extremist, specially Muslims to have more sense and understand Quaran in real sense which never teaches violence and terrorism.
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    Prof Dr M. R. Jain

    Nov, 2011

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    Read only if you were living in a cave for last 20 years

    I purchased this book only because of all the hype that it has created and discovered that it was no where worth it.

    The author describes how with the advent of internet the world has become interconnected, how outsourcing is good for US (as it means that they can spend time on improving their skills while leaving menial work for Indians and Chinese) etc. In between, he keeps dropping names of rich guys here and there, which becomes irritating after a while.

    If a guy pretending to discuss...
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    Amit

    Apr, 2013

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    5

    Worth Every Penny

    Initially when i saw the price of this product, i was like - Should i buy such an expensive book ? But i was compelled to buy this book considering that it had won the Best Business Book of the Year.
    This book answers many questions which anyone has about how the world is moving forward. The author himself has put in a lot of work and this book is a derivative of his personal experiences. This book also has a lot to say about the developing nations like India. It was an eye-opener and i woul...
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    Pratham Agrawal

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    Jun, 2014

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    The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

    The book presents an amazing and exciting view of the twenty-first century globalized world.The author has impressively illustrated the successes and fear alike.It is an outcome of deep and thorough research. The derivation of all information from the most primary sources, from interviews with the most concerned persons,from conversation with authority intellectual figures and from workers directly involved in supply-chain makes the book highly authentic and interesting.
    The reference of two ...
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    Varsha Khanwalker

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    Sep, 2012

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    A skeleton blueprint to the concept of the world.

    'The World is Flat' is a product of an intellect whose avid sense of understanding of the world comes from deep insight and experiences. The book throws light on minor and major factors, events and developments that is fast altering the social, economic and political; nature of the nations around the world. Some readers will find the contents informative, it is revealing no doubt,while some will perhaps go beyond and beget a clearer picture of how the world have come about to be what it is t...
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    EKNEE KHONGREI

    Sep, 2012

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    5

    Excellent

    Good packing
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    Savitesh Kushwaha

    Certified Buyer, New Delhi

    Sep, 2017

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    5

    Wonderful

    Nice
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Jun, 2017

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    Delightful

    good quality, nice packing, on time
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    Prabhakar Zond

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    Jun, 2017

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    Brilliant

    Friedmans' masterpiece
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Apr, 2017

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    The World is flat.

    It is one of the best books written on globalization. Very apt examples quoted by the author to explain the process of flattening of the international boundaries.
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    Akhil Bansal

    Certified Buyer, Chandigarh

    Feb, 2014

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