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The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
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May 07, 2008

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Read in April, 2008

I found this book to be extremely interesting, although not riveting. It took me about 3 weeks to get through it because I often didn't feel like reading it. Friedman sets out to explain the causes and impacts of globalization and how governments, companies, and individuals are going to be forced to adapt. I thought the book sounded interesting but I was a little concerned to pick it up because I think many non-fiction authors take themselves too seriously. But I think Friedman's writing is interesting and not overly repetitive or preachy. Admittedly, towards the end I began skimming, but I think that was more due to my attention span than anything else. Overall, I'd recommend this book to pretty much anyone.

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