The Lexus And The Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

The Lexus And The Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

Synopsis

As the Foreign Affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman has traveled to the four corners of the globe, interviewing people from all walks of contemporary life -- peasants in the Amazon rain forest, new entrepreneurs in Indonesia, Islamic students in Teheran, and the financial wizards on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.
Now Friedman has drawn on his years on the road to produce an engrossing and original look at the new international system that, more than anything else, is shaping world affairs today: globalization.
His argument can be summarized quite simply. Globalization is not just a phenomenon and not just a passing trend. It is the international system that replaced the Cold War system. Globalization is the integration of capital, technology and information across national borders, in a way that is creating a single global market and to some degree, a global village. You cannot understand the morning news or know where to invest you money or think about where the world is going unless you understand this new system, which is influencing the domestic policies and international relations of virtually every country in the world today. And once you do understand the world as Friedman explains it, you'll never look at it quite the same way again.
Using original terms and concepts -- from "The Electronic Herd" to "DOScapital 6.0" -- Friedman shows us how to see this new system. With vivid stories, he dramatizes the conflict of "The Lexus and the Olive Tree" -- the tension between the globalization system and ancient forms of culture, geography, tradition and community -- and spells out what we all need to do to keep this system in balance.
Finding the proper balance between the Lexus and the olive tree is the great drama of the globilization era, and the ultimate theme of Friedman's challenging, provocative book -- essential listening for all who care about how the world really works.

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Chapters

  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 01 Title
    Duration: 33s
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 02 OpeningScene a
    Duration: 16min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 03 OpeningScene b
    Duration: 18min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 04 Part1 Ch1a
    Duration: 21min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 05 Ch1b
    Duration: 19min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 06 Ch2a
    Duration: 17min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 07 Ch2b
    Duration: 16min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 08 Ch3a
    Duration: 28min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 09 Ch3b
    Duration: 16min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 10 Ch4a
    Duration: 28min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 11 Ch4b
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 12 Ch4c
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 13 Ch5a
    Duration: 28min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 14 Ch5b
    Duration: 26min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 15 Ch5c
    Duration: 23min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 16 Ch6
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 17 Ch7a
    Duration: 27min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 18 Ch7b
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 19 Ch7c
    Duration: 17min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 20 Ch7d
    Duration: 14min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 21 Part2 Ch8a
    Duration: 25min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 22 Ch8b
    Duration: 24min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 23 Ch8c
    Duration: 12min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 24 Ch9a
    Duration: 26min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 25 Ch9b
    Duration: 24min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 26 Ch9c
    Duration: 23min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 27 Ch10a
    Duration: 25min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 28 Ch10b
    Duration: 25min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 29 Ch11a
    Duration: 22min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 30 Ch11b
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 31 Ch11c
    Duration: 26min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 32 Ch11d
    Duration: 25min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 33 Ch12a
    Duration: 25min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 34 Ch12b
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 35 Ch12c
    Duration: 25min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 36 Ch13a
    Duration: 26min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 37 Ch13b
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 38 Ch13c
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 39 Ch14a
    Duration: 26min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 40 Ch14b
    Duration: 28min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 41 Part3 Ch15a
    Duration: 28min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 42 Ch15b
    Duration: 14min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 43 Ch15c
    Duration: 19min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 44 Ch16a
    Duration: 21min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 45 Ch16b
    Duration: 26min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 46 Part4 Ch17a
    Duration: 19min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 47 Ch17b
    Duration: 13min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 48 Ch18a
    Duration: 23min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 49 Ch18b
    Duration: 25min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 50 Ch18c
    Duration: 29min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 51 Ch19a
    Duration: 22min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 52 Ch19b
    Duration: 27min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 53 Ch19c
    Duration: 19min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 54 Ch19d
    Duration: 11min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 55 Ch20a
    Duration: 16min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 56 Ch20b
    Duration: 27min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 57 Ch20c
    Duration: 22min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 58 Ch20d
    Duration: 18min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 59 Ch20e
    Duration: 27min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 60 Epilogue
    Duration: 08min
  • LexusAndTheOliveTree 61 Credits
    Duration: 46s

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