Facts about Thomas Friedman

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Thomas Friedman is a famous Journalist from USA, he/she is still alive and was born July 20, 1953.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Thomas, under the main topic Legal.

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Famous quotes by Thomas Friedman (31)


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"There's a difference between being able to make long distance phone calls cheaper on the Internet and walking around Riyadh with a PDA where you can have all of Google in your pocket. It's a difference in degree that's so enormous it becomes a difference in kind"
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"The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain"
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"By 'flat' I did not mean that the world is getting equal. I said that more people in more places can now compete, connect and collaborate with equal power and equal tools than ever before. That's why an Indian in Bangalore can take care of the office work of American doctors or read the X-rays of German hospitals"
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"America needs rebooting"
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"If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you"
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"I think we have lost our groove as a country. One of the reasons was the attack on 9/11. We got knocked off our game. From a country that always exported hope we went into the business of exporting fear"
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"When I was growing up, my parents told me, 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'"
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"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"
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"Several technological and political forces have converged, and that has produced a global, Web-enabled playing field that allows for multiple forms of collaboration without regard to geography or distance - or soon, even language"
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"Rock stars get room keys, I get business cards"
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"You take one bomber and deploy him in Baghdad, and another is manufactured in Riyadh the next day. It's exactly like when you take the toy off the shelf at Wal-Mart and another is made in Shen Zhen the next day"
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"Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well"
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"We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that"
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"The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist"
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"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"
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"No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat"
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"McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15"
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"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"
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"Al Qaeda is nothing more than a mutant supply chain. They're playing off the same platform as Wal-Mart and Dell. They're just not restrained by it. What is al Qaeda? It's an open source religious political movement that works off the global supply chain. That's what we're up against in Iraq. We're up against a suicide supply chain"
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"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"
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"You win the presidency by connecting with the American people's gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept"
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"There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research"
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"I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school"
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"I firmly believe that the next great breakthrough in bioscience could come from a 15-year-old who downloads the human genome in Egypt"
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"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"
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"The historical debate is over. The answer is free-market capitalism"
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"If you followed this economic crisis and you do not think that the world is getting flatter, you are not paying attention. We saw the entire global economy at one time acting totally in sync. The real truth is the world is even flatter than I thought. Our mortgage crisis is killing Deutsche Bank. You still don't think the world is flat?"
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"I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat"
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"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"
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"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"
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"We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets"


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