Thomas Friedman is probably my favorite author when it comes to matters of business globalization. I first enjoyed his The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization written a few years back.
His follow-up, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century is quite impressive and comprehensive. He correctly includes, outlines, and discusses the major technological advances and milestones that have greatly affected the globalization movement. Coming from a high-tech background, his material resonated strongly with me.
As a whole, I am a proponent of globalization. However, it does come with a price. People who are not prepared to take advantage of it will ultimately become victims and get swept up in its wake. I respect and welcome but also somewhat fear globalization. However, I have come to accept its inevitability.
I enjoy Friedman’s writings because he puts it in language that most people can understand without becoming an economist.
I highly recommend The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century to any entrepreneur and investor today. Make sure to get the 2nd edition for the latest and greatest commentary.