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The book is based on biased facts and without knows factual figures which some time disengage people from the actual topic. Contents are repeated in each section. Personally i don't like this book the only thing which really attract is the topic.

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Enjoyable reading about globalization and how we can benefit from this process.

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This book is garbage

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this book is really very cool and you can see the future.

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The story of globalization needs to be told. It is a shame that Friedman has to be the one to tell it.

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Whoever wrote the summary for this book sounds like they read about three pages and then gave up. This book is a deep look into the causes, benefits, and challenges of globalization. It is becoming a bit dated, though. Things are moving fast, and it's my fault for waiting so long to finally pick it up. The author's optimistic explanation of the global economy is a nice counter to the "they took our jobs!!" refrain that seems to dominate national discussion. Check out my blog at http://milito-in-adventures.blogspot.com/ 

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This book is insightful regarding globalization and technology's effects on the trend, but left me wanting a lot. It was much too long, and repeated itself over and over, and I was disenamored with it at about page 330, with 300 pages more to go. A journalist by trade, Friedman uses far too many primary quotes in his argument, instead of citing source notes, and far too little analysis of his own. Most of the book consisted of opinion, rather than fact, and his opinion was too often displayed in unimportant ways. Case in point: his use of the words "my friend" when introducing primary quotes. I really couldn't care less whether it was his friend, and that certainly doesn't make the quote any more credible for me than it was without that introduction.
To put it simply, it was a nice observation, a horrible metaphor, and a mediocre overall text.
 

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Helps you understand how technology and globalisation around you turned out to be what they are today - while you might have been busy at work.

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Awesome book, really framed my ideas of technology in education.

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Read in January 2006;
Mother of all books and articles and debates on the topic of What Next? on Globalization -- Pradeep Kabra

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