This article reviews a book that focuses on the leveling or elimination of some of the barriers to globalization. The author's thesis is covered in three particular contexts: identification of the 10 forces that flattened or are continuing to flatten the world; how societies, particularly the United States, businesses, organizations, and individuals will survive the flattening process; and a discussion of the constituencies, forces, and problems impeding the flattening process and how might we, as human beings, collaborate better to overcome them. The implications to Extension are many and will undoubtedly affect present and future Extension programming.
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Spoto, K. (2010). A Review of The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century. The Journal of Extension, 48(1), Article 29. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss1/29