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The nine passions of enlightened CIOs

Thomas Friedman's book The World Is Flat has finally disappeared from the Top Ten books list, but for more than a year it was a must-read for anyone interested in understanding what is happening in global business these days and how globalization is impacting our lives and our children's lives. That said, the book really was more of a current-state/future-state snapshot of globalization. Friedman wrote an earlier book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, that really uncovered the roots of globalization and described how capital markets have been rewired over the past 15 years. That book discusses the changes that have occurred to the very underpinnings of business, explores our growing global economic interdependence, and explains why the future business landscape is unlikely to ever resemble the good old days again.

Written by Patrick E. Moroney05 Sept. 07 19:40