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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman, narrated by Oliver Wyman.

From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century.

We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike any 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.

Friedman's thesis is that to understand the 21st 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 all accelerating at once, transforming the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics and community.

An extraordinary release of energy is reshaping everything from how we hail taxis to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world - or perhaps to destroy it.

Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to think about this era of accelerations. It's also an argument for being late - for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we're passing through and reflecting on its possibilities and dangers. He shows us how we can anchor ourselves as individuals in the eye of this storm and how communities can create a topsoil of trust to do the same for their increasingly diverse and digital populations.

Written with his trademark vitality, wit and optimism, and with unequalled access to many of those at the forefront of the changes he is describing all over the world, Thank You for Being Late is Friedman's most ambitious book - and an essential guide to the present and the future.

©2016 Thomas L. Friedman (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks Penguin

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  • Wayne Vercueil
  • 19/05/2017

extremely interesting

enlightening, surreal, some areas drawn out a little. overall a must read for our age of disruption, to understand and cope with it.

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  • Paulus
  • 16/05/2017

Great narrative of the world today and inspiring

Great journey through the world of today. Where WW are, where we are headed and how to turn towards a sustainable future.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20/06/2018

Great research

Enjoyed the insight, eye opener, writer well informed, well travelled, takes you through the journey also.

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  • Al
  • 21/03/2017

Old Man Rants at Cloud, with Optimism

The beginning third is old hat for anyone who follows emerging tech, the middle third is good content and the final third is basically a soap box on how the world should be by referencing how he grew up. Good book maybe for the middle-aged or seniors to catch up on what's happening with the world.

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  • littleHunter
  • 29/05/2018

A little bit too long.

Probably it could have been possible - and the author should have been able to shorten the book by at least one third.

There are, especially at the end multiple redundant examples that seem more to stem from a wish to show whom the author is acquainted with or at least who is in his reach. Less from the wish to make a point (because that has been made at length already).

Non the less - next to all that negativity regarding our current time, this (maybe) optimistic naivete might just be a good counterpart.

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  • Sczech, Reinhard
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Reflecta Netzwerk

Das Buch hat mir sehr bei der Entscheidung geholfen mich voll im Reflecta Netzwerk zu engagieren.
Ein Buch, das inspiriert aktiv zu werde.