The world is flat : a brief history of the twenty-first century
210707s2007 nyu g 001 0 eng d
|aFriedman, Thomas L.
|aThe world is flat :|ba brief history of the twenty-first century /|cThomas L. Friedman.
|aA brief history of the twenty-first century
|aNew York :|bPicador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|cc2007.
|ax, 660 p. ;|c21 cm.
|aPresents an update on globalisation, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks - environmental, social, and political. Includes stories and insights to help understand the flattening of the world as well as a chapter on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur. Discusses the question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.