The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

Currently readnig this book - "The World is Flat" by Thomas L. Friedman. My current reading speed is close to finish half of the book in 3 weeks. There are some interesting facts to read about, but the tiny words and the neverending story telling of Mr. Friedman make it hard to finish a chapter within an hour.

So far, I'm amazed how far we have came through in technology within the last century, and how it has changed our way of life and work vastly. Have you ever wonder how people work before computers come to age? I guess our generation has never experienced working life without email. I can't image sitting at my desk without a PC! I guess I would have to walk to and fro to my colleagues' desks, ringing up the phone...and receiving paper memos instead of a send-to-distribution-list email! OMG... that's kinda scary eh..

This book also tells you how the world and people have transformed, and if you are really crazy to believe the world if flat (or still round??). It tells you about the changes that are happening around the world while you were sleeping or burying your head deep in work. At a certain point, it's kinda scary actually to take in what you have read in this book. I felt like I have just watched the world whizzed by while I was just blinking my eyes.

If you don't believe me, just read throught the first 10 subchapters of the book. It tells you about the 10 "flatteners" of the world.

Here's an entry on this book and its author on Wikipedia.

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