Thank You for Being Late

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

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Picador USA

ISBN: 1250141222

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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A New York Times Bestseller, One of The Wall Street Journal’s “10 Books to Read Now,” and One of Kirkus Reviews’s Best Nonfiction Books of Year 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, version 2.0, with a new afterword, 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. 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. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. 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 an essential guide to the present and the future.
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Thank You for Being Late

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

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374715149

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 1902

#1 New York Times Bestseller • Los Angeles Times Bestseller One of The Wall Street Journal's 10 Books to Read Now • One of Kirkus Reviews's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year • One of Publishers Weekly's Most Anticipated Books of the Year Shortlisted for the OWL Business Book Award and Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Version 2.0, Updated and Expanded, with a New Afterword 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, version 2.0, with a new afterword, 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. 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. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. 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 an essential guide to the present and the future.
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Thank You for Being Late

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

Author: Thomas L Friedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780374900434

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Summary of Thank You for Being Late

By Thomas L. Friedman

Author: FastReads

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543278873

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 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. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to Thank You for Being Late to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary Include? Executive summary of the original book Chapter-by-chapter synopses Key Takeaways from each chapter Editorial Review Original 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. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Summary is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, Thank You for Being Late.
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Longitudes and Attitudes

The World in the Age of Terrorism

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400031257

Category: History

Page: 399

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Collects the twice-weekly columns by the foreign affairs writer for "The New York Times" as published since September 11 to document the nation's emotional and analytical responses to the terrorist attacks and their aftermath.
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That Used to Be Us

How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

Author: Thomas L. Friedman,Michael Mandelbaum

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429995114

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face—globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do now to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world. They explain how the end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and how China's educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess remind us of the ways in which "that used to be us." They explain how the paralysis of our political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible for us to carry out the policies the country urgently needs. And yet Friedman and Mandelbaum believe that the recovery of American greatness is within reach. They show how America's history, when properly understood, offers a five-part formula for prosperity that will enable us to cope successfully with the challenges we face. They offer vivid profiles of individuals who have not lost sight of the American habits of bold thought and dramatic action. They propose a clear way out of the trap into which the country has fallen, a way that includes the rediscovery of some of our most vital traditions and the creation of a new thirdparty movement to galvanize the country. That Used to Be Us is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.
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How

Why How We Do Anything Means Everything

Author: Dov Seidman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118106377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 6179

Reveals how businesses and leaders can create lasting success by explaining how companies can shape their corporate cultures to build strong, principled organizations that achieve sustainable profits without sacrificing core values.
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0

Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429963688

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 1610

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded." In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national 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.
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The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Understanding Globalization

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250013747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 1853

A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting every part of society--economically, politically, and culturally--abroad and at home.
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From Beirut to Jerusalem

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706999

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 8313

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.
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An Ethical Compass

Coming of Age in the 21st Century

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300171617

Category: Ethics, Modern

Page: 384

View: 371

Offers essays on Bosnia, the genocide in Rwanda, sweatshops and globalization, and the political obligations of the mothers of Argentina's Disappeared. In this book, readers may be fascinated by the ways in which essays on conflict, conscience, memory, illness (essay on AIDS), and God overlap and resonate with one another.
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The World is Flat

The Globalized World in the Twnty-First Century

Author: Thomas L. Friedmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783125737990

Category:

Page: 660

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Guide to Thomas L. Friedman's Thank You for Being Late

Author: Eureka

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544027661

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Page: 34

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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!
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The Driver in the Driverless Car

How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

Author: Vivek Wadhwa,Alex Salkever

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 162656972X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us. Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create—that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.
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Thank You Notes

Author: Jimmy Fallon,the Writers of Late Night

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0892967374

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Jimmy Fallon is very thankful. And in this first book to come from his TV show, he expresses his gratitude for everything from the light bulb he's too lazy to replace to the F12 button on his computer's keyboard. He thanks microbreweries for making his alcoholism seem like a neat hobby. He thanks the name "Lloyd" for having two L's. Otherwise it would just sound like "Loyd." He thanks the slow-moving family walking in front of him on the sidewalk. Without this "barricade of idiots," he might never have been forced to walk in the street and risk getting hit by a car in order to get around them. He's thankful to you, the person reading this right now. It means you're considering buying this book. You should do it. You will be thankful that you did.
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The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932882

Category: History

Page: 640

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The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.
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Summary Thank You for Being Late

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

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A Complete Summary of Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations Thank You for Being Late is a book written by New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman. To all readers who are already familiar with Friedman's work through reading his articles from the New York Times, this book will feel like walking through familiar ground. The main topic of the book is time. Sixteen years ago, humanity entered the 21st century. In these sixteen years, many things have happened; technology has rapidly advanced to new levels and everything seems to change so fast that it seems that we cannot follow all the commotion around us. Many people live their entire lives in a constant rush. In this book, the author gives some advice for living in such a fast-paced world where "being late" is not allowed. In the summary section of this guide to Thank You for Being Late we will try to summarize the main points of the book. After the summary, we will analyze the book, the author's style of writing, and few other things in our analysis section. After the analysis, we will have a short quiz with answers and a conclusion to review what we learned. I hope that you will enjoy reading the summary and that it will be a great introduction to the original. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - In Thank You for Being Late, you will get a summarized version of the book. - In Thank You for Being Late, you will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - In Thank You for Being Late, you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about Thank You for Being Late .
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Thomas L. Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late by 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.
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Brazillionaires

Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country

Author: Alex Cuadros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0812996763

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 346

View: 9813

When Bloomberg News invited the young American journalist Alex Cuadros to report on Brazil's emerging class of billionaires at the height of the historic Brazilian boom, he was poised to cover two of the biggest business stories of our time: how the giants of the developing world were taking their place at the center of global capitalism, and how wealth inequality was changing societies everywhere. The billionaires of Brazil and their massive fortunes resided at the very top of their country's economic pyramid, and whether they quietly accumulated exceptional power or extravagantly displayed their decadence, they formed a potent microcosm of the world's richest .001 percent. They held sway over the economy, government, media, and stewardship of the environment; they determined the spiritual fates and populated the imaginations of their countrymen. In 2012, Eike Batista ranked as the eighth-richest person in the world, was famous for his marriage to a beauty queen, and was a fixture in the Brazilian press. But by 2015, Batista was bankrupt, his son Thor had been indicted for manslaughter, and Brazil--its president facing impeachment, its provinces combating an epidemic, and its business and political class torn apart by scandal--had become a cautionary tale of a country run aground by its elites. Over four years, Cuadros reported on media moguls and televangelists, energy barons and shadowy figures from the years of military dictatorship, soy barons who lived on the outskirts of the Amazon, and new-economy billionaires spinning money from speculation. His zealous reporting takes us from penthouses to courtrooms, from favelas to art fairs, from scenes of unimaginable wealth to desperate, massive street protests. Within a business narrative that deftly dramatizes the volatility of the global economy, Cuadros offers us literary journalism with a grand sweep.--Adapted from dust jacket.
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Dog Years

Author: Melissa Yancy

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822982315

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Winner of the 2017 California Book Awards, first fiction category Many of these richly layered stories juxtapose the miracles of modern medicine against the inescapable frustrations of everyday life: awkward first dates, the indignities of air travel, and overwhelming megastore cereal aisles. In “Go Forth,” an aging couple attends a kidney transplant reunion, where donors and recipients collide with unexpected results; in “Hounds,” a woman who runs a facial reconstruction program for veterans nurses her dying dog while recounting the ways she has used sex as both a weapon and a salve; and in “Consider This Case,” a lonely fetal surgeon caring for his aesthete father must reconsider sexuality and the lengths people will go to have children. Melissa Yancy’s personal experience in the milieus of hospitals, medicine, and family services infuse her narratives with a rare texture and gravity. Keenly observant, offering both sharp humor and humanity, these stories explore the ties that bind—both genetic and otherwise—and the fine line between the mundane and the maudlin. Whether the men or women that populate these pages are contending with illness, death, or parenthood, the real focus is on time and our inability to slow its progression, reminding us to revel in those moments we can control.
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