About the book:
We all sense it – our lives are speeding up at a dizzying rate. Thank You for Being Late 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 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. An extraordinary release of energy is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the rate of nations to our most intimate relationships.
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 and how we can anchor ourselves in the eye of this storm. 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.
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.
About the author:
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, and is read by everyone from small-business owners to President Obama. Friedman is also the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989), which won the National Book Award and the Overseas Press Club Award, The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999), Longitudes and Attitudes (2002), The World Is Flat (2005), which won the first Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and Hot, Flat, and Crowded (2008). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.