In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration - and explains how to live in it. How the world went from flat to fast - and how to cope with an era in which technology, globalization, the climate, and nations' debts are all undergoing exponential change.
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 Thomas L. 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.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.