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Thomas Friedman
July 20, 1953 -
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

I basically did all the library research for this book on Google, and it not only saved me enormous amounts of time but actually gave me a much richer offering of research in a shorter time.


The historical debate is over. The answer is free-market capitalism.


Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot. It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells.


The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist.


We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.


Basically all the world's computer parts come from the same supply chain that runs from Korea, down through coastal China, over to Taiwan, and down to Malaysia.


You win the presidency by connecting with the American people's gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept.


Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well.


It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world.


Two things are going on at the same time with the flattening of the world: The relentless quest for efficiency is squeezing some of the fat out of life.


I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school.


No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat.


I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids, who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods, Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents running the country just how the world is being flattened.


If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you.


We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that.


The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain.


There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research.


McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15.


Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner, I would take my laptop with me and work in the car, so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming.


I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat.


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