The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

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  • vanderklis

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    Of de geschiedenis van de 21e eeuw inderdaad samengevat wordt in Thomas L. Friedman's The World is Flat / De wereld is plat (boek ligt klaar om gelezen te worden), valt te bezien. We hebben immers nog 93 jaar te gaan. Iets bescheidener bevatten de 479 pagina's die Friedman gebruikt ('t had om mij wat compacter gemogen) de platmakers van de wereld van de laatste 10-15 jaar. Het wereldwijde speelveld voor economie, productontwikkeling, dienstverlening, geldstromen, werkgelegenheid e.d. wordt genivelleerd. Kansen en bedreigingen gaan hand in hand. En waar presentatoren of managers zich nogal eens beperken tot de voorbeelden uit de eerste 50 pagina's, is het goed zelf het gehele boek te lezen, na te denken en conclusies te trekken.

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  • Leslie

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    Friedman writes intelligibly about how technology, politics and people have combined to globalize our world and the effect that it has on us all. Although a bit wordy, this text still provides a reviving view of the world to come.

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  • smorrow

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    This is a terrific book that explains the macro socioeconomic and geopolitical issues which are shaping the world. Thomas Friedman describes core trends which define today's global economy and goes into detail to explain the power shift in consumption and production, driven mostly by India and China. Most of the points are obvious but it's still startling to realize just how massive some of these changes are--and will be--and how the world we work and live in will change.

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