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Title:  Thank You for Being Late
Binding:  Paperback
Author:  Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374900434
ISBN-13: 9780374900434

Product Dimensions: 
5.9 x 1.2 x 8.9 inches
Category(ies) :  Society, Politics and Philosophy,nonfiction
Shipping weights:  1.1 pounds
Price: RMB180.00
Reading level : 
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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.

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Thomas L. Friedman has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work with The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. Read by everyone from small-business owners to President Obama, Hot, Flat, and Crowded was an international bestseller in hardcover. Friedman is also the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989), The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999), Longitudes and Attitudes (2002), and The World is Flat (2005). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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