In 488 pages of "The World Is Flat", Thomas Friedman does a wonderful job of explaining the new global world in which we all live and work.
While the book is full of insights about how technology is changing the lives of those near Wall Street and those near the Great Wall (for better and worse)....nowhere in the book is there a more powerful statement than on page 265:
"In China today, Bill Gates is Britney Spears. In America today, Britney Spears is Britney Spears - And that is our problem."
Think about that one for a while. YIKES.
Have A Great Day.