The World is Flat 3.0

author: Thomas Friedman, New York Times
introducer: Steven Lerman, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Oct. 10, 2008,   recorded: November 2007,   views: 13949
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)

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Thomas Friedman, author and columnist for the New York Times, gave the keynote presentation at MIT’s recent event in celebration of reaching 1800 published OCW courses. The speech was insightful and timely, but also very well-delivered.

The World Is Flat 3.0 is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before-creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place.

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.

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Comment1 Mike Liveright, November 18, 2008 at 3:42 a.m.:

I am looking at the Freedman lecture , and would suggest that you put the date of the lecture on the page. (as I think you should on all talks.

Obviously in many cases it is not important when the lecture was given, but in this case, as he "clarifies" his views as time passes it would be interesting to know when he gave this talk.


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