Webcast to Feature Best-Selling Author Thomas Friedman

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Nashua, N.H.
SkillSoft PLC, a SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, announced that best-selling author and journalist Thomas L. Friedman will lead a live March 3 webcast named after his most recent book, Hot, Flat and Crowded.

The executive leadership event, part of a series available to all customers of SkillSoft’s Leadership Development Channel (LDC), highlights the value of the SkillSoft offering and its commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Friedman’s No. 1 best-seller, The World Is Flat, has helped millions of readers see globalization in a new way. In this presentation, he will bring a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy, both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively.

He proposes an ambitious strategy that he calls “Geo-Greenism,” in which he outlines what is needed to save the planet from overheating and make America and other nations healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive, and more secure, according to Friedman.

Participants will learn:

  • How the flattening of the world by the Internet has brought climate and energy issues to the forefront.
  • Why a green revolution is needed.
  • Why energy technology will be both transformative and disruptive.

“We are very excited to provide our customers the opportunity to learn from Pulitzer Prize winning author, Tom Friedman, one of the world’s most innovative and thought-provoking experts on business, the environment and globalization,” said John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy in SkillSoft’s corporate development and emerging business.

“This event illustrates the value we bring to our customers, helping them to expand their understanding of strategic business trends and how it affects their organizations.”

SkillSoft’s Live Executive Leadership Series provides executives with cutting-edge thinking in business and leadership through live, interactive presentations featuring the most recognized and sought-after thought leaders. Friedman, who joined The New York Times in 1981 and has served as the chief diplomatic, chief White House and international economics correspondents, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

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