Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being Late Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 9780374715144
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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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 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.

Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being Late Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 9780241300985
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The new international bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The World is Flat - this is an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the twenty-first century. 'As a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat . . . Thank You for Being Late is a master class in explaining ... After your session with Dr. Friedman, you have a much better idea of the forces that are upending your world, how they work together - and what people, companies and governments can do to prosper' John Micklethwait, The New York Times Book Review 'The globe-trotting New York Times columnist's most famous book was about the world being flat. This one is all about the world being fast ... His main piece of advice for individuals, corporations, and countries is clear: Take a deep breath and adapt. This world isn't going to wait for you' Fortune We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike any 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. Friedman's thesis is that 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 all accelerating at once, transforming the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics and community. An extraordinary release of energy 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 perhaps to destroy it. Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to 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 reflecting on its possibilities and dangers. He shows us how we can anchor ourselves as individuals in the eye of this storm, and how communities can create a 'topsoil of trust' to do the same for their increasingly diverse and digital populations. Written with his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, and with unequalled access to many of those at the forefront of the changes he is describing all over the world, Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's most ambitious book - and an essential guide to the present and the future.

Summary of Thank You for Being Late

Summary of Thank You for Being Late Author Fastreads
ISBN-10 1543278876
Year 2017-02-23
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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If you're living through the 21st century but feeling like the pace of life has picked up beyond what you can handle, "Thank You for Being Late" will help you understand why. Renowned journalist Thomas L. Friedman has returned to what he does best in this fascinating field guide to modern life--though many of the conclusions he comes to might leave you feeling anything but optimistic. What Will You Learn from Reading This Book? A background understanding of the changes that have taken place in the past half century around the world The history of popular technology today, like the personal computer, the cell phone and 'Watson' the supercomputer An understanding of Moore's Law and why it is transforming the technology of the modern world The impacts of the Age of Acceleration on the environment, and what it means for the battle against climate change An understanding of the ways an accelerated world works to increase geopolitical tensions, and the surprising ways it can also solve it Why the cloud (or supernova) is possibly the single biggest achievement of our era What the strength in small communities is and the difference they can make for the world as a whole Why being constantly connected through 'flows' sometimes leaves us feeling more isolated than ever Where all the middle class jobs have gone, and what needs to happen to bring them back Why you don't need to worry about robots taking away your job...yet ***Don't miss Thomas L. Friedman's field guide to the 21st century addressing everything from technology to community to the environment. This FastReads summary provides chapter synopses, key takeaways, along with an in-depth editorial review to help you quickly and fully absorb this wisdom of the New York Times Bestselling author.*** Book Summary Overview People around the world can sense that things are changing fast, but it's difficult to put a finger on why. Friedman does the difficult work for you by looking through a half century of worldwide technological and geopolitical innovation in order to highlight the ways that things have changed beyond recognition--even in the last 10 years. By explaining the exponential powers of Moore's Law for technology, the 'States of Destruction' that countries are descending into post-post-Cold War, and the devastation that environmental degradation and booming populations have caused to the natural world, Friedman points the finger at where things derailed in the modern world--and what we can do to get back on track. Click Buy Now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!

Summary Analysis Review of Thomas L Friedman s Thank You for Being Late by Instaread

Summary  Analysis   Review of Thomas L  Friedman   s Thank You for Being Late by Instaread Author Instaread
ISBN-10 9781683786665
Year 2017-01-09
Pages 41
Language en
Publisher Instaread
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Thomas L. Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late by Instaread Preview: Thomas Friedman's Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration is about the accelerating pace of change in modern society. The event that inspired the book’s title occurred when some of Friedman’s colleagues from the New York Times failed to arrive on time for an appointment. Friedman realized that the time spent waiting, with nothing to do, gave him a needed moment to reflect, and that reflection makes him a better thinker, writer, and person. Friedman argues that technological changes are moving so swiftly that human beings have difficulty keeping up. This causes social dislocation and hardship. People must learn to strengthen and adjust communities quickly to help those in need and ensure a vibrant future. There are three major accelerating changes affecting the world today. These are accelerations in technology, globalization, and climate change. Technological change leaped forward in 2007 with the… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Thomas L. Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late by Instaread: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Longitudes and Attitudes

Longitudes and Attitudes Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 1429916346
Year 2002-09-11
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11th--before, during and after As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman is in a unique position to interpret the world for American readers. Twice a week, Friedman's celebrated commentary provides the most trenchant, pithy,and illuminating perspective in journalism. Longitudes and Attitudes contains the columns Friedman has published about the most momentous news story of our time, as well as a diary of his experiences and reactions during this period of crisis. As the author writes, the book is "not meant to be a comprehensive study of September 11 and all the factors that went into it. Rather, my hope is that it will constitute a 'word album' that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished, emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with September and its aftermath, as they were unfolding." Readers have repeatedly said that Friedman has expressed the essence of their own feelings, helping them not only by explaining who "they" are, but also by reassuring us about who "we" are. More than any other journalist writing, Friedman gives voice to America's awakening sense of its role in a changed world.

Hot Flat and Crowded

Hot  Flat  and Crowded Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 9780141918501
Year 2009-11-05
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller The World is Flat has helped millions of readers see the world in a new way. In this essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11. It is a groundbreaking account of where we stand now, and he shows us how the solutions to these two big problems are linked - how we can restore the world and revive America at the same time. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is 'hot, flat, and crowded'. In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things - unless there is a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean energy, energy efficiency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code Green. This is a great challenge, Friedman explains, but also a great opportunity, and one that we cannot afford to miss. He argues that this cannot happen without American commitment and leadership. In vivid, entertaining chapters, Friedman makes it clear that the green revolution we need is like no revolution the world has seen. It will be the biggest innovation project in history; it will be hard, not easy; and it will change everything, from what you put into your car to what you see on your electric bill. But the payoff will be more than just cleaner air. It will inspire us to summon all the intelligence, creativity, boldness and concern for the common good that are our greatest human resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge - and the promise - of the future.

The World Is Flat 3 0

The World Is Flat 3 0 Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 1429923075
Year 2007-07-24
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Picador
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

From Beirut to Jerusalem

From Beirut to Jerusalem Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 0374706999
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize Winning author's new, updated epilogue.

That Used To Be Us

That Used To Be Us Author Thomas Friedman
ISBN-10 9780748129300
Year 2011-09-08
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In What's Wrong with America?, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess. They explain how the end of the cold war blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously. They show how America's history, when properly understood, provides the key to coping successfully and explain how the paralysis of the US political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible to carry out the policies the country needs. What's Wrong with America? is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.

Navy SEAL Dogs

Navy SEAL Dogs Author Mike Ritland
ISBN-10 9781466840232
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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Before there was Max, there was Mike. A true story much like the touching movie, Navy SEAL Dogs explores the incomparable relationship between trainer and military dog. From the author of Team Dog, Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors-who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them. This special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation's most elite military working dogs. Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often picked-on at school-which led him to spend more time with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training-the toughest military training in the world-to become a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Ritland started his own company to train and supply working and protection dogs for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, and other clients. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service. Navy SEAL Dogs is the true story of how Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child, to a member of our nation's most elite SEAL Teams, to the trainer of the world's most highly skilled K9 warriors.

The Social Leadership Handbook

The Social Leadership Handbook Author Julian Stodd
ISBN-10 9780957319967
Year 2014-09-08
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Julian Stodd
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Social Leadership encapsulates the mindset, skills and behaviours required to be an effective leader in the Social Age. This book is a guide for organisations looking to develop Social Leadership capability and for individuals looking to become Social Leaders. It's a model of leadership that is more fluid and relevant than ones based on longevity, situation or hierarchy. The NET Model of Social Leadership is built around three Dimensions: 'Narrative', 'Engagement' and 'Technology'. The NET model is both an idea and a call to arms.

Guide to Thomas L Friedman s Thank You for Being Late

Guide to Thomas L  Friedman s Thank You for Being Late Author Eureka
ISBN-10 1544027664
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 34
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COMPANION TO THE BOOK AND NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Thomas L. Friedman's Thank You for Being Late Preview: Thomas Friedman's Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration is about the accelerating pace of change in modern society. The event that inspired the book's title occurred when some of Friedman's colleagues from the New York Times failed to arrive on time for an appointment... Inside this companion: -Overview of the book -Important People -Key Takeaways -Analysis of Key Takeaways -and much more!

Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes Author Jimmy Fallon
ISBN-10 145550419X
Year 2014-07-01
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher
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The late-night show host and former cast member of "Saturday Night Live" addresses more than subjects in need of his undying "gratitude," including the Taco Bell chihuahua, Pez dispensers, and fake drawers.