Jul 28, 2008

The World is Flat..., and Free!

If you haven't read "The World is Flat" yet, here is your opportunity to get it for free.

Until August 4th, Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Macmillan Audio will be offering the audio edition of Thomas Friedman's book for free. Listeners will receive the audiobook in three easy-to-download sections.

If you read it already, you may want to sign for this promotion anyway, because the added bonus includes an exclusive prepublication audio excerpt of Friedman's new book:
"Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America".

This new book will not be released until September 8th but by joining the publishers' mailing list you can get the audio excerpt.

I got the offer via email (from a trusted source, "Change This") and I have already signed up and downloaded the first two sections. Easy as a breeze.

To sign up, visit the publishers' site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This would also be a good time to read a book, which offers a counterperspective to Friedman's theory on globalization.

This small, but interesting book, is written by Aronica and Ramdoo, "The World is Flat? A Critical Analysis of Thomas Friedman's New York Times Bestseller."

It is a small book compared to the 600 page tome by Friedman, and aimed at the common man and students alike. As popular as the book may be, some reviewers assert that by what it leaves out, Friedman's book is dangerous. The authors point to the fact that there isn't a single table or data footnote in Friedman's entire book.

"Globalization is the greatest reorganization of the world since the Industrial Revolution," says Aronica. Aronica and Ramdoo conclude by listing over twenty action items that point the way forward, and they provide a comprehensive, yet concise, framework for understanding the critical issues of globalization.

You may want to see www.mkpress.com/flat
and watch www.mkpress.com/flatoverview.html
for an interesting counterperspective on Friedman's
"The World is Flat".

Also a really interesting 6 min wake-up call: Shift Happens! www.mkpress.com/ShiftExtreme.html

There is also a companion book listed: Extreme Competition: Innovation and the Great 21st Century Business Reformation