Global business books. Here are my top five....

1. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
2. The Next Global Stage: The Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World by Kenichi Ohmae
3. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy : An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli
4. The Box : How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson
5. The 86 Percent Solution : How to Succeed in the Biggest Market Opportunity of the Next 50 Years by Vijay Mahajan, Kamini Banga
What are yours?

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