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The Lexus and the olive tree : understanding globalization

Author: Thomas L Friedman
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Friedman
ISBN: 9781250013743 1250013747
OCLC Number: 773667516
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2000.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 490 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword to the 2000 edition --
Opening scene : the world is ten years old --
Part One. Seeing the system. The new system --
Information arbitrage --
The Lexus and the olive tree --
... And the walls came tumbling down --
Microchip Immune Deficiency --
The golden straitjacket --
The electronic herd --
Part Two. Plugging into the system. DOScapital 6.0 --
Globalution --
Shapers, adapters and other new ways of thinking about power --
Buy Taiwan, hold Italy, sell France --
The golden arches theory of conflict prevention --
Demolition man --
Winners take all --
Part Three. The backlash against the system. The backlash --
The groundswell --
Part Four. America and the system. Rational exuberance --
Revolution is U.S. --
If you want to speak to a human being, press 1 --
There is a way forward.
Responsibility: Thomas L. Friedman.

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