Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Monday, November 06, 2006

The World is Flat
I went away to Bain's Kloof this weekend, and took a book with me that I've been wanting to read for a while - The World is Flat by three-times Pulitzer winner Thomas Friedman.

Friedman outlines the new globalised world, with high-speed communications, outsourced, offshored and insourced jobs, and the rise of the flat company. It's an engaging and insightful book from a man who has the reputation and ability to be able to ask the largest world figures in both business and politics for answers to critical questions. I started it on Saturday and finished it on Sunday - it's that good - and is essential reading for anyone interested in business, culture and politics in the next few decades.

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