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Thomas Friedman's Profile

Brief about Thomas Friedman: By info that we know Thomas Friedman was born at 1953-07-20. And also Thomas Friedman is American Journalist.

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My mom enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and my parents actually bought our home thanks to the loan she got through the GI Bill.

Tags: Home, Mom, War

Optimists are usually wrong. But all the great change in history, positive change, was done by optimists.

Tags: Change, Great, Positive

Presidents grow up in the White House. The times shape the man.

Tags: Grow, House, Times

There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research.

Tags: Reporting, Research, Substitute

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.

Tags: Legal, Technology, Understand

We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that.

Tags: Aspire, Become, Energy

We say that necessity is the mother of invention, and no country has more of a necessity to develop clean power than China.

Tags: Country, Mother, Power

What is al Qaeda? It's an open source religious political movement that works off the global supply chain.

Tags: Off, Political, Religious

You win the presidency by connecting with the American people's gut insecurities and aspirations. You win with a concept.

Tags: American, Gut, Win

You'll know the green revolution has been won when the word 'green' disappears.

Tags: Revolution, Won, Word

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.

Tags: Able, Between, Difference

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.

Tags: Another, Him, Off

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.

Tags: Against, Off, Political

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.

Tags: Care, Power, Work

Golf has an ambivalent relationship with the environment. On one hand, it's a great preserver of open spaces. Golf doesn't pave the world - it helps to green the world. But the downside is, it uses a lot of fertilizer, pesticides and water.

Tags: Golf, Great, Water

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.

Tags: Country, Moment, Parents

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.

Tags: Book, Research, Time

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.

Tags: Business, Fear, Hope

I've been a critic of the antiglobalization movement, and they've been a critic of me, but the one thing I respect about the movement is their authentic energy. These are not people who don't care about the world.

Tags: Care, Energy, Respect

In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny.

Tags: Large, Size, Small

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