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“The World is Flat 3.0″ Thomas Friedman

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This talk of Friedman’s from 2007 summaries up much of his thoughts about globalization from his book The World is Flat.  It seemed worthwhile to watch as it provides the context for much of the general public about technology in emerging nations.

Friedman talks of 3 eras of globalization:

  1. Globalization 1.0 1492-early 1800 (large to medium, countries went global)
  2. Globalization 2.0 early 1800s-2000s (medium to small, spearheaded by companies for market and labor)
  3. Globalization 3.0 2000-present (small to tiny, spearheaded by individuals)

Friedman asserts that ideas, especially ideas about technology, are now widely distributed by individuals and that this impact will only continue.

available on iTunesU - “The World is Flat 3.0

Written by drewcogbill

June 28th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

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