Thomas Friedman Quotes

21 Thomas Friedman quotes:

"We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets."
"If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you."
"Basically all the world's computer parts come from the same supply chain that runs from Korea, down through coastal China, over to Taiwan, and down to Malaysia."
"I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids, who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods, Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents running the country just how the world is being flattened."
"I basically did all the library research for this book on Google, and it not only saved me enormous amounts of time but actually gave me a much richer offering of research in a shorter time."
"I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school."
"I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat."
"It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world."
"McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15."
"Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner, I would take my laptop with me and work in the car, so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming."
"Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot. It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells."
"That is, companies and individuals can now source so much more easily whatever knowledge, production, innovation, research, or advice they need."
"The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist."
"There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research."
"Two things are going on at the same time with the flattening of the world: The relentless quest for efficiency is squeezing some of the fat out of life."
"We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that."
"When the world is flat, all these global institutions are really exposed to any kind of global or Internet campaign that affects their image or brand."
"Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well."
"You win the presidency by connecting with the American people's gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept."
"I think it's going to be one of the biggest middle-class jobs -- collaborators. Collaborators are people who are good at working as part of global knowledge, manufacturing or supply chains."
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