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Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations / Thomas L. Friedman.

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  • 15 of 15 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College Library.

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Summary:

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 loss) -- 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.--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 303.483 FRIED 2016 (Text) 39705000018092 Main Collection Book None 03/24/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374273538
  • ISBN: 0374273537
  • Physical Description: 486 pages : charts, 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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 loss) -- 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.-- adapted from book jacket.
Subject: Technological innovations > Social aspects
Technology and civilization
Climatic changes > Social aspects
Geopolitics
Political participation
Globalization
Civilization, Modern > 21st century

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