Since its publication in 2005, Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat has remained a steady bestseller. And now it's the most downloaded podcast on iTunesU. Capturing a talk presented at M.I.T. in 2005, this video podcast introduces you to Friedman's concept of Globalization 3.0. It's a new era of globalization that gained momentum just a few years ago, when "a global, web-enabled platform," enabling the "sharing of knowledge and work, irrespective of time, distance, geography and increasingly even language," started flattening the world and empowering individuals anywhere to become players in the global economy. If you've never read his book, this 85 minute video offers a substantive and quite engaging introduction to Friedman's thinking. Note: you can access the talk in multiple media formats here.