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The Lexus and the olive tree : understanding globalization

Author: Thomas L Friedman
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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In this vivid portrait of the new business world, Thomas L. Friedman shows how technology, capital, and information are transforming the global marketplace, leveling old geographic and geopolitical boundaries. With bold reporting and acute analysis, Friedman dramatizes the conflict between globalizing forces and local cultures, and he shows why a balance between progress and the preservation of ancient traditions  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Friedman, Thomas L.
Lexus and the olive tree.
New York : Picador, 2012
(OCoLC)1202769973
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Friedman
ISBN: 9781250013743 1250013747
OCLC Number: 773667516
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2000.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 490 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword to the 2000 edition --
Opening scene : the world is ten years old --
Part One. Seeing the system. The new system --
Information arbitrage --
The Lexus and the olive tree --
... And the walls came tumbling down --
Microchip Immune Deficiency --
The golden straitjacket --
The electronic herd --
Part Two. Plugging into the system. DOScapital 6.0 --
Globalution --
Shapers, adapters and other new ways of thinking about power --
Buy Taiwan, hold Italy, sell France --
The golden arches theory of conflict prevention --
Demolition man --
Winners take all --
Part Three. The backlash against the system. The backlash --
The groundswell --
Part Four. America and the system. Rational exuberance --
Revolution is U.S. --
If you want to speak to a human being, press 1 --
There is a way forward.
Responsibility: Thomas L. Friedman.

Abstract:

In this vivid portrait of the new business world, Thomas L. Friedman shows how technology, capital, and information are transforming the global marketplace, leveling old geographic and geopolitical boundaries. With bold reporting and acute analysis, Friedman dramatizes the conflict between globalizing forces and local cultures, and he shows why a balance between progress and the preservation of ancient traditions will ensure a better future for all. The Lexus and the Olive Tree is an indispensable look at power and big change in the age of globalization.

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