Thomas Friedman is the author of "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century." Friedman is a respected journalist, New York Times columnist, author and member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. He writes extensively about foreign affairs, global trade and environmental issues.
In "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century," Friedman analyzes globalization in the early 21st century. The book was initially released in 2005, and an expanded and updated version was released the following year. The book won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2005.