An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Political Science
#1 New York Times Bestseller • Los Angeles Times Bestseller One of The Wall Street Journal's 10 Books to Read Now • One of Kirkus Reviews's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year • One of Publishers Weekly's Most Anticipated Books of the Year Shortlisted for the OWL Business Book Award and Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Version 2.0, Updated and Expanded, with a New Afterword 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, version 2.0, with a new afterword, 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. 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. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future.
A Complete Summary of Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations Thank You for Being Late is a book written by New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman. To all readers who are already familiar with Friedman's work through reading his articles from the New York Times, this book will feel like walking through familiar ground. The main topic of the book is time. Sixteen years ago, humanity entered the 21st century. In these sixteen years, many things have happened; technology has rapidly advanced to new levels and everything seems to change so fast that it seems that we cannot follow all the commotion around us. Many people live their entire lives in a constant rush. In this book, the author gives some advice for living in such a fast-paced world where "being late" is not allowed. In the summary section of this guide to Thank You for Being Late we will try to summarize the main points of the book. After the summary, we will analyze the book, the author's style of writing, and few other things in our analysis section. After the analysis, we will have a short quiz with answers and a conclusion to review what we learned. I hope that you will enjoy reading the summary and that it will be a great introduction to the original. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - In Thank You for Being Late, you will get a summarized version of the book. - In Thank You for Being Late, you will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - In Thank You for Being Late, you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about Thank You for Being Late .
PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. If you're living through the 21st century but feeling like the pace of life has picked up beyond what you can handle, Thank You for Being Late will help you understand why. Renowned journalist Thomas L. Friedman has returned to what he does best in this fascinating field guide to modern life--though many of the conclusions he comes to might leave you feeling anything but optimistic. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to Thank You for Being Late to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary Include? Executive summary of the original book Chapter-by-chapter synopses Key Takeaways from each chapter Editorial Review Original Book Summary Overview People around the world can sense that things are changing fast, but it's difficult to put a finger on why. Friedman does the difficult work for you by looking through a half century of worldwide technological and geopolitical innovation in order to highlight the ways that things have changed beyond recognition--even in the last 10 years. By explaining the exponential powers of Moore's Law for technology, the 'States of Destruction' that countries are descending into post-post-Cold War, and the devastation that environmental degradation and booming populations have caused to the natural world, Friedman points the finger at where things derailed in the modern world--and what we can do to get back on track. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Summary is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, Thank You for Being Late.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COMPANION TO THE BOOK AND NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Thomas L. Friedman's Thank You for Being Late Preview: Thomas Friedman's Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration is about the accelerating pace of change in modern society. The event that inspired the book's title occurred when some of Friedman's colleagues from the New York Times failed to arrive on time for an appointment... Inside this companion: -Overview of the book -Important People -Key Takeaways -Analysis of Key Takeaways -and much more!
Summary, Analysis & Review of Thomas L. Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late by Instaread Preview: Thomas Friedman's Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration is about the accelerating pace of change in modern society. The event that inspired the book’s title occurred when some of Friedman’s colleagues from the New York Times failed to arrive on time for an appointment. Friedman realized that the time spent waiting, with nothing to do, gave him a needed moment to reflect, and that reflection makes him a better thinker, writer, and person. Friedman argues that technological changes are moving so swiftly that human beings have difficulty keeping up. This causes social dislocation and hardship. People must learn to strengthen and adjust communities quickly to help those in need and ensure a vibrant future. There are three major accelerating changes affecting the world today. These are accelerations in technology, globalization, and climate change. Technological change leaped forward in 2007 with the… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Thomas L. Friedman’s Thank You for Being Late by Instaread: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new, updated epilogue. One of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to Jerusalem remains vital to our understanding of this complex and volatile region of the world. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman drew upon his ten years of experience reporting from Lebanon and Israel to write this now-classic work of journalism. In a new afterword, he updates his journey with a fresh discussion of the Arab Awakenings and how they are transforming the area, and a new look at relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis and Israelis. Rich with anecdote, history, analysis, and autobiography, From Beirut to Jerusalem will continue to shape how we see the Middle East for many years to come. "If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."--Seymour M. Hersh
How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Political Science
America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face—globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do now to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world. They explain how the end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and how China's educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess remind us of the ways in which "that used to be us." They explain how the paralysis of our political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible for us to carry out the policies the country urgently needs. And yet Friedman and Mandelbaum believe that the recovery of American greatness is within reach. They show how America's history, when properly understood, offers a five-part formula for prosperity that will enable us to cope successfully with the challenges we face. They offer vivid profiles of individuals who have not lost sight of the American habits of bold thought and dramatic action. They propose a clear way out of the trap into which the country has fallen, a way that includes the rediscovery of some of our most vital traditions and the creation of a new thirdparty movement to galvanize the country. That Used to Be Us is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.
I am BAD, Blessed And Delivered. That is what I am all about. You don’t need a doctorate or a Masters Degree or any kind of formal education to be BAD. All you really need to do for that is to accept the Good Lord into your life and think on the things He says. The Lord helped me to learn how to make it in this world; not only to stay on the right side of the law but to stay on the right side of the Lord. Because of this my husband and I are able to live good, comfortable lives and help other people as well.
This story is sure to inspire and give you faith in Gods work. In this story, you will find that Deborah found that God did hear her prayers. As she learns how to be patient while she gets acquainted with her new-found friend who is her witty inner voice. As she stumbles up on her spiritual cell phone that gives her a direct line to God; and into her divine gifts that have been given to all of us. However, as she goes through Dannys Trauma, she started to wonder where God is. And after searching for answers and praying and crying for God to bring her out of this awful storm shes in. She learned to be still and the Great Teacher, whom God, is will always be silent during a test. She learns some very valuable lessons during the test, and that is that every test is a lesson, and every lesson is a test, and you must be quiet and still for both to pass. Especially when the storms of life are raging, and God does something extraordinary our faith is tested. Sitting and thinking of nothing more encouraging than to look back and think about the things God has done, things that only he could do. Particularly, on April 11th 2011, the day of my Dannys Trauma!!!
Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation
Author: Rosalie Maggio
?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) book that has sold nearly one million copies! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say?and what not to say?in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: ? Apologies and sympathy letters ? Letters to the editor ? Cover letters ? Fundraising requests ? Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.