A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks — environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.
The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
From the Back Cover
- The reasons why the flattening of the world “will be seen in time as one of those fundamental shifts or inflection points, like Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, or the Industrial Revolution”
- An explanation of “uploading” as one of the ten forces that are flattening the world, as blogging, open-source software, pooled knowledge projects like Wikipedia, and podcasting enable individuals to bring their experiences and opinions to the whole world
- A mapping of the New Middle — the places and spaces in the flat world where middle-class jobs will be found — and portraits of the character types who will find success as New Middlers
- An account of the qualities American parents and teachers need to cultivate in young people so that they will be able to thrive in the flat world
- A call for a government-led “geo-green” strategy to preserve the environment and natural resources