Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Category: Book
By (author): Friedman, Thomas L.
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Best Books of the Year (2016) Long-listed
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year (2016) Long-listed
Publisher: Picador
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Acclaimed New York Times op-ed columnist Thomas L. Friedman 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. 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. Infused with his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's most ambitious book-and an essential guide to the present and the future. - An instant New York Times bestseller - With new material for the paperback
Review Quote*"[Friedman's] most ambitious book, part personal odyssey, part common-sense manifesto… As a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat."-John Micklethwait, The New York Times Book Review "Engaging… [ Thank You for Being Late ] injects a badly needed dose of optimism into the modern [dislocation] debate."- Financial Times "A sprawling exploration of the state of the world-awesome."- Fortune
Biographical NoteThomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist-the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat . He was born in Minneapolis in 1953, and grew up in the middle-class Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies, attended St. Antony's College, Oxford, on a Marshall Scholarship, and received an M.Phil. degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford. After three years with United Press International, he joined The New York Times, where he has worked ever since as a reporter, correspondent, bureau chief, and columnist. At the Times, he has won three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon), in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel), and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. Friedman's first book, From Beirut to Jerusalem, won the National Book Award in 1989. His second book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (1999), won the Overseas Press Club Award for best book on foreign policy in 2000. In 2002 FSG published a collection of his Pulitzer Prize-winning columns, along with a diary he kept after 9/11, as Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11 . His fourth book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (2005) became a #1 New York Times bestseller and received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in November 2005. A revised and expanded edition was published in hardcover in 2006 and in 2007. The World Is Flat has sold more than 4 million copies in thirty-seven languages. In 2008 he brought out Hot, Flat, and Crowded, which was published in a revised edition a year later. His sixth book, That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back, co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, was published in 2011. Thomas L. Friedman lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.