A New York Times Bestseller
A guidebook to the 21st century, written by among its most well known observers
All of us sense it– something big is taking place. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the papers or see the information. Our lives are being changed in so many worlds all at once– and it is dizzying.
In Thank You for Being Late, a job unlike anything he has tried in the past, Thomas L. Friedman subjects the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains ways to get one of the most from them as well as cushion their worst influences. You will never check out the globe the same way once again after you read this publication: just how you recognize the information, the job you do, the education your youngsters require, the investments your employer needs to make, and also the ethical as well as geopolitical selections our nation needs to navigate will certainly all be refashioned by Friedman's initial analysis.
Friedman starts by taking us into his very own means of looking at the globe– just how he creates a column. After a fast tutorial, he continues to compose just what might only be called a huge column about the twenty-first century. His thesis: to comprehend the 21st century, you have to understand that the planet's three largest pressures– Moore's law (technology), the marketplace (globalization), as well as Mother Nature (environment change and also biodiversity loss)– are speeding up simultaneously. These velocities are changing 5 essential realms: the work environment, national politics, geopolitics, values, as well as neighborhood.
Why is this taking place? As Friedman reveals, the rapid increase in computing power defined by Moore's legislation has a great deal to do with it. The year 2007 was a significant inflection factor: the launch of the apple iphone, together with breakthroughs in silicon chips, software application, storage, sensing units, as well as networking, created a new innovation system. Friedman calls this system "the supernova"– for it is an extraordinary release of power that is improving everything from just how we hail a taxi to the fate of countries to our most intimate connections. It is developing huge brand-new opportunities for individuals and tiny teams to save the globe– or to destroy it.
Thank You for Being Late is a work of modern background that serves as a field guidebook for ways to create and also think about this period of accelerations. It's also a disagreement for "being late"– for stopping briefly to value this fantastic historical epoch we're going through and also to review its opportunities and threats. To magnify this factor, Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving wrapping up phases; there, he discovers just how areas can develop a "topsoil of trust" to secure their significantly diverse and also electronic populations.
With his trademark vitality, wit, and also positive outlook, Friedman reveals that we can conquer the several stress and anxieties of an age of velocities– if we decrease, if we risk to be late as well as utilize the moment to reimagine job, national politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's many ambitious publication– and an essential guide to the here and now and the future.