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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century is an international bestselling book by Thomas L. Friedman that analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century. The title is a metaphor for viewing the world as a level playing field in terms of commerce, where all competitors have an equal opportunity. As the first edition cover illustration indicates, the title also alludes to the perceptual shift required for countries, companies and individuals to remain competitive in a global market where historical and geographical divisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

The book was first released in 2005, was later released as an "updated and expanded" edition in 2006, and yet again released with additional updates in 2007 as "further updated and expanded: Release 3.0." The title was derived from a statement by Nandan Nilekani, the former CEO of Infosys.

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review by . August 13, 2009
Wake up America! The World is Flat! It's a whole new world out there!!!
I created another data point for this as this is not really (not quite) a review about the book, but rather what's available and out there after the book has been published. It's more about a video by Thomas Friedman on the book itself. Thomas Friedman was invited to speak for an hour or so at Yale University on this book and the matter of discussion. It's a very interesting inroad to the book should you lack the time to read the book. He explains it well, the 10 flatteners, the triple …
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
Friedman was and is overrated
Quick Tip by . March 31, 2010
really enjoyed Friedman's work here. worth the read but you can get most of the content from his articles from then
Quick Tip by . September 29, 2009
Another best seller from Thomas Friedman. For all men and women who want to keep abreast of what's going on and around the world!
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