It is all about the intersection of the two. Louis Park became an accepting community in which people trusted each other and worked together in a number of areas, particularly in public education. The fact that we all need to understand our fear of the future, our fear of change, to get the best from it makes such perfect sense that it is embarrassing I had to read a book to get the concept! These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. There are 496 pages on my side as well. His elegiac portrayal of the town of his youth is more than nostalgic; he makes a strong case for why the society where he grew up can serve all of us well.
In the beginning of the book, author shares how he came up with the title of the book. And it's true, to the extent that any caricature is. The challenges brought by the confluence of these three factors are multiple. Missing inclusive innovative social systems approach to avoid leadership blind spots. In some respects it was a real eye opener on how interconnected everything is whether we want to admit it or not.
I felt the ideas introduced in this section were very real. The world continues to speed up. This inability to adjust is part of human nature and inherent in each one of us. Thomas Friedman is more than a brilliant journalist; he also happens to be a shape-shifter who is looking out for the good of the planet and his fellow man. A New York Times Bestseller 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.
Social media now play a critical role, perhaps even disproportionate role in politics, in business and finance and beyond. Friedman opens the novel by introducing the three main accelerations that the world is facing: technology, globalization, and climate change. In the crowded and increasingly noisy public square of the twenty-first century, reasonable, thoughtful, and generous are not adjectives applied to many: Thomas Friedman is all three, and Thank You for Being Late offers some of his best work to date. Meanwhile, Mother Nature is also seeing dramatic changes as carbon levels rise and species go extinct, with compounding results. The message is clear: America doesn't work from the top down anymore, and only by creating, building and enabling communities from the ground up to embrace all facets of those communities from business to e Friedman's premise here reminds me very much of the series of articles James Fallows wrote for The Atlantic magazine called Journeys Across America. But it is still an optomist's guide and that is another thing that I like about Friedman, he is still an optimist, not because he Short Review: I generally like Friedman's writing style very story focused and his world view tech obsessed, culturally aware and globally focused. I think this is the most important and thought provoking book I've read in a long time.
In a single chapter he might explore the potential of article intelligence, reflect on the political cataclysms of recent years, and offer policy recommendations based on lessons learned from Mother Nature. There is a small part of the book devoted to the policies he would suggest for America. Thomas Loren Friedman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 20, 1953, and grew up in the middle-class Minneapolis suburb of St. The first part about technology is relatively informative. You may not agree with all that he says, but Friedman offers one path for us to productively control our own destinies. Values and culture don't transplant very well. It is extremely well researched, thought provoking and, hence, makes a lot of sense.
However, if you are not as familiar with technology products released from 2007 to 2016 how are you reading this from your cave? His reporting on the war in Lebanon won the George Polk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Unfortunately, Friedman's intriguing facts and ideas are all but buried under too many autobiographical anecdotes and lengthy recollections about the circumstances of interviews he conducted and research he completed, giving readers the recipe and history of all the ingredients along with the meal. Turn Artificial Intelligence into Intelligent Assistance. Of course, not everyone will be able to succeed this way. He discusses revolution that is being caused by technology that is also making the world flat through globalization. How does Friedman know this? There is a large amount of information here but as a large work of cultural and political study there isn't much holding this together. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying.
Label Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations Title Thank you for being late Title remainder an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations Statement of responsibility Thomas L. Friedman offers some sound advice for readers early in the book—drop the ideology and labels, already! After a quick tutorial on that subject, he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty-first century. Social media, while it has made human interaction seemingly faster, more convenient and information sharing more instantaneous, has also presented challenges that have profoundly impacted the political and economic environment and social dynamics around the world. Partisanship, prejudice, and impossible were not part of St. It is, instead, globalization through the electronic transmission of information, training, financial transactions, education, and the movement of mere chatter and talk. He is a liberal-progressive on most issues, he works for the liberal New York Times, and he is not a fan of Donald Trump. Today our social media experiences are designed in a way that favors broadcasting over engagements, posts over discussions, shallow comments over deep conversations.
I know we're supposed to hate on Friedman and he makes it so easy sometimes with his ridiculous optimism and warmongering etc, but this book was pretty good. Some of these ideas are not comfortable to think about and because I was pushed into that uncomfortable space I was able to take away a lot in terms of how I view the world, what is going on in my day to day life, as well as public policy. If I see that he is sloppy with facts in areas in which I know more than he does, how can I trust him to get them right in the areas in which he knows more than I? It is extremely well researched, thought provoking and, hence, makes a lot of sense. We tend to talk at each other instead of talking with each other. Internet tools will help people identify their interests and train them to be proficient in them e. This is perhaps a reaction to what is actually happening around him in his own country and also across the Atlantic. Friedman is a self-confessed 'explanatory journalist'—whose goal is to be a 'translator from English to English.
This is a brilliant book, filled with a great deal of trenchant analysis and thoughtful reflections on the problems bedeviling our society and our world today. Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world--how he writes a column. It turned into some weird and long winded trip down Friedman's memory lane in Minnesota. I like to follow memorial-like journeys in the form of long books. Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's most ambitious book--and an essential guide to the present and the future. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world--or to destroy it.
What you should do is paddle as fast or faster than the current to keep stability. This was a very ambitious book in describing the major trends of globalisation, climate change and technology- and the bravery comes up when he actually proposes solutions. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future. The author's writing style comes across as really precious, and the chapters are bloated because he repeats himself a lot. I gave up on P. Each Friedman book that I've read has inspired me to think beyond life on a local level, and this book is no different. 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.