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Avatar for Ryner Ryner said:
This is one of those books where, about halfway through, I began to wish I’d been taking notes. Thomas Friedman argues that due to universal increases in access to technology, the earth -- if not physically -- is flattening with respect to growth and opportunity, becoming a much more level playing field.

It took a few chapters for Friedman to really engage me, but I was soon both engrossed and alarmed. It becomes crystal clear that in order for the US to maintain its powerhouse economic leadership in the world community, it must adopt a much more active, rather than complacent, attitude or eventually be trampled by any of several other rapidly growing economies currently nipping at its heels.
posted Mar 27, 2009 at 10:23AM
scottie said:
Here’s a two hour read that covers all the points, then goes well beyond. watch Best wishes, --scottie
posted Mar 26, 2007 at 8:44PM
Al said:
Relatively speaking it is a good book. Since library only lend the book out on a 2 weeks basis therefore I didn't have enough time to read the whole thing. I read close to two third of it and here is my feedback for the first two third of the book. One thing that the author is missing is the judicial system in countries like china and india. If you have associated with people from any of these countries you get the idea how bad and corrupted it is. This would impact the market on that part of the globe a lot. So, in the short term it is going to be a blooming and lucrative market but it is not going to last too long.
posted Mar 26, 2007 at 1:30PM
Brookdale Boy said:
Emminantly readable and for the most part entertaining. Educational for those of us looking for more info about globalization. Although Friedman definately glosses over the problems - Wal Mart, job loss, etc.
posted Jul 15, 2006 at 2:52PM
Heena said:
This book gives a very good sense of how the world and Corporate America deals with certain situations in almost every aspect of life. Once you pick it up, it is hard to put back down. This book was the number one business seller.
posted Jul 8, 2006 at 4:30PM
JPT said:
Jobs in the USA are going to India ... there I just saved you from reading this 500-page book.
posted Jun 14, 2006 at 7:53AM
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