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The Resource Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations, Thomas L. Friedman

Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations, Thomas L. Friedman

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Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
Title
Thank you for being late
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an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
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Thomas L. Friedman
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Thank you for being late
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an optimists guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
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eng
Summary
  • Friedman discusses how the key to understanding the 21st century is understanding that the planet's three largest forces -- Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loos) -- are accelerating all at once. And these accelerations are transforming the five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Friedman posits that we should purposely "be late" -- we should pause to appreciate the amazing historical epoch we're passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers.--
  • "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 planets 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 fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world--or to destroy it. Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations. It's also an argument for "being late"--for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we're passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers. To amplify this point, Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving concluding chapters; there, he explores how communities can create a "topsoil of trust" to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations--if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's most ambitious book--and an essential guide to the present and the future."--Dust jacket
Summary
A field guide to the 21st century by a three-time Pulitzer Prize recipient and author of The World Is Flat shares strategies for surviving today's hectic technological, environmental and economic challenges, contrasting present-day environments with the working model of an earlier generation
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Friedman, Thomas L
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303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.F739 2016eb
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non fiction
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  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Climatic changes
  • Geopolitics
  • Political participation
  • Globalization
  • Civilization, Modern
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adult
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an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
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Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations, Thomas L. Friedman
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24 cm
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First edition.
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486 pages
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9780374273538
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2016034910
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Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations, Thomas L. Friedman
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Includes index
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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24 cm
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First edition.
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486 pages
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9780374273538
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2016034910
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)959922540

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