I just finished reading a book entitled "The World is Flat - a brief history of the 21st century" by Thomas L. Friedman. If you're interested in how technology has changed trade patterns, economic and political issues, you'll eat this up. It's very well written and engaging. Friedman discusses 10 drivers that are flattening the world. What we do at F5 has us involved in most of them so it gives you an incredible sense of perspective when you look at things through Friedman's lens.

Here's a link to Friedman being interviewed by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show and one to a Discovery Times special he did.

Link to Friedman's site at the NY Times.