Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Problem With Our Society

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.

Thom Singer

1 comment:

Bryan Menell said...

Friedman did a speech at MIT recently where in 50-minutes he gave a great summary of the book. If you don't have time to read the whole thing, just Google "MIT Friedman" and you will find it.