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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: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Friedman discusses how the key to understanding the 21st century is understanding that the planet's three largest forces -- Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loos) -- are accelerating all at once. And these accelerations are transforming the five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Friedman posits that we  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Friedman
ISBN: 0374273537 9780374273538
OCLC Number: 1026224301
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Reflecting. Thank you for being late --
Part II: Accelerating. What the hell happened in 2007? ; Moore's law ; The supernova ; The market ; Mother Nature --
Part III: Innovating. Just too damned fast ; Turning AI into IA ; Control vs. Kaos ; Mother Nature as political mentor ; Is God in cyberspace? ; Always looking for Minnesota ; You can go home again (and you should!) --
Part IV: Anchoring. From Minnesota to the world and back.
Responsibility: Thomas L. Friedman.

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Friedman discusses how the key to understanding the 21st century is understanding that the planet's three largest forces -- Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loos) -- are accelerating all at once. And these accelerations are transforming the five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Friedman posits that we should purposely "be late" -- we should pause to appreciate the amazing historical epoch we're passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers.-- $c adapted from book jacket.

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