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The World Is Flat

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.

Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money

What do you call two-dozen lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start!

I went to college to become an engineer a long time ago.  As I look back at my first job when I got out of college, I wasn’t really prepared to do engineering.  Not long after I started, I was given an assignment to design a structure for a bridge for a proposal.  I spent the next six hours doing as I was taught in school.  By the end of the day I turned in my design.  My boss took my pages and reviewed the design and began laughing.  Not reaction that I was hoping for and not a great confidence builder.