You’ve all heard about the global economy, globalization, and how small the world has gotten in the last few decades. I sell on ebay and have shipped all over the world…from my house. That’s globalization. That is not really what this book is about.
Thomas L. Friedman believes that rapid advances in technology and communications has flattened the world. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to “outsourcing,” The World Is Flat discusses ten forces (political events, innovations, and companies) that flatten the world. You will be amazed at what some companies are doing. If you think UPS just ships packages, you will be surprised by what Brown can do for you.