And Here's Why


From the liner notes: "The World Is Flat is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before -- creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place."

For those of you who don't have the time or inclination to read this seminal study of how technology has flattened our world, click on the book cover image above or the embedded video and watch the 75 minute lecture (Q&A included) Friedman gave on May 16, 2005 at MIT, or read the May 2005 Wired Magazine interview.

Friedman's editorials can be read in the New York Times. His December 5 editorial video The Power of Green sheds light on what our government can do to make our country "the leader in energy efficient products and clean power systems," thereby regaining our lead in the 21st century.

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