Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being Late

An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

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Number of pages: 496

ISBN-10: 0374273537

ISBN-13: 9780374273538

A New York Times Bestseller A field guide to the twenty first century written by one of its most celebrated observers We all sense it something big is going on You feel it in your workplace You feel it when you talk to your kids You can t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once and it is dizzying In Thank You for Being Late a work unlike anything he has attempted before Thomas L Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book how you understand the news the work you do the education your kids need the investments your employer has to make and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman s original analysis Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world how he writes a column After a quick tutorial he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty first century His thesis to understand the twenty first century you need to understand that the planet s three largest forces Moore s law technology the Market globalization and Mother Nature climate change and biodiversity loss are accelerating all at once These accelerations are transforming five key realms the workplace politics geopolitics ethics and community Why is this happening As Friedman shows the exponential increase in computing power defined by Moore s law has a lot to do with it The year 2007 was a major inflection point the release of the iPhone together with advances in silicon chips software storage sensors and networking created a new technology platform Friedman calls this platform the supernova for it is an extraordinary release of energy that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the f

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