While Learning Aloud is focused on education and technology, I frequently digress. Sometimes the topics are unrelated personal issues. Sometimes the topics focus on important issues I feel a need to identify.
Tom Friedman has received a lot of attention on this blog. For me, he raises issues of tremendous importance and he offers what seem like reasonable solutions. Energy, mutual interdependence despite political boundaries, technology, and education end being woven together in ways that make sense no matter which happens to be the topic of personal interest.
Friedman makes his living as a book and editorial author. However, you do not have to always purchase his books or the NY Times to read or listen to his comments.
Here, Friedman explains the core concepts in his most recent book – Hot, Flat & Crowded.
BTW – the technology used in this presentation is pretty cool. You do need Silverlight to view and listen.