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Since the financial crisis of 2008, many of us have had to reexamine our beliefs about markets and globalization. How integrated should economies really be? How much regulation is right?
Many people fuse these two dimensions of choice into one, either favoring both globalization and deregulation--or opposing both of them.
It doesn't have to be that way.
In World 3.0, award
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ebook, 400 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Harvard Business School Press
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Adriaan Jansen
In World 3.0, Ghemawat argues that the world we live in is not a flat, fully globalized world and that differences and distances are still very relevant. In order to prove this point, Ghemawat provides interesting data to prove that cross-border flows of goods, services, capital, information and people are actually a lot more limited that most of us would intuitively assume. An example: Of all the telephone calling minutes worldwide, less than 2% corresponds to international calls. Several other ...more
Alvaro Berrios
If i could give this book 3 1/2 starts that's the actual rating I would give it. I think it's an excellent book, extremely informative and very enlightening. It actually refutes a lot of the claims made in Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat." A book which I initially rated highly, I now think much less of it thanks to Ghemawat's presentations of actual data. As a result, I think anyone who is involved on the global operations of an enterprise needs to read this book. The world is far from boar ...more
Matthew
I enjoyed the data driven commentary that pervades most of the book. He thoroughly refutes Thomas Friedman's thesis that the world is flat. It clearly is not and the thing that divide us such as culture, language and political institutions will continue to play a major role in international politics and business. By ignoring this fact we are in danger of returning to a world in which global war is a definitive possibility. However, Ghemawat's conclusion leaves the reader wanting. However, if the ...more
John Favini
Not a huge fan. Author hails from Harvard Business school and the text is covered with neoliberalism, and quite a few inaccuracies.
Mimi
Contains smart data to debunk mainstream views such as Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat" assumption. Ghemewat spells genius, though he does need more down-to-earth, mass appeal to face off with Friedman.

Though a bit technical for non-specialists, World 3.0 is well-edited enough for a persistent lay reader. A must-read for anyone interested in the way the economic world works and technology's role in global affairs, this book makes us delve deeper into the notion of globalization and successf
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Brian
Some interesting insights, particularly when it comes to debunking misperceptions about just how globalized the world is(n't)...but that doesn't outweigh its business-school, jargon-laden style. I think the first draft of this book was a powerpoint deck. It probably should have stayed that way.
BLACK CAT
Interesting analysis on globalization: what is the current state of globalization, challenges, risks, benefits... It compares view from other authors and also add data to support his ideas.
Sebastian Roesinger
Great counter-balance of the work done by Thomas Friedman, backed up with figures.
Vr Murty
Extension to world is flat and how to do business and win customers
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