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

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

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Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
Title
Thank you for being late
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an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
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Thomas L. Friedman
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Thank you for being late
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an optimists guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
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eng
Summary
Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration--and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell-phone service and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens. Meanwhile, Mother Nature is also seeing dramatic changes as carbon levels rise and species go extinct, with compounding results. How do these changes interact, and how can we cope with them? To get a better purchase on the present, Friedman returns to his Minnesota childhood and sketches a world where politics worked and joining the middle class was an achievable goal. Today, by contrast, it is easier than ever to be a maker (try 3-D printing) or a breaker (the Islamic State excels at using Twitter), but harder than ever to be a leader or merely "average." Friedman concludes that nations and individuals must learn to be fast (innovative and quick to adapt), fair (prepared to help the casualties of change), and slow (adept at shutting out the noise and accessing their deepest values). cFrom goodreads.com
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A field guide to the 21st century by a three-time Pulitzer Prize recipient and author of The World Is Flat shares strategies for surviving today's hectic technological, environmental and economic challenges, contrasting present-day environments with the working model of an earlier generation
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10539971
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DLC
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Friedman, Thomas L
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.F739 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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Thorndike Press large print core
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  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Climatic changes
  • Geopolitics
  • Political participation
  • Globalization
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Large type books
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Climatic changes
  • Geopolitics
  • Globalization
  • Large type books
  • Political participation
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
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adult
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an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations
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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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Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]
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20856775
Dimensions
23 cm.
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Large print edition.
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821 pages (large print)
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large print
Isbn
9781410496850
Lccn
2016048501
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unmediated
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  • (EG-IN)ocn961801790
  • (OCoLC)961801790
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Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations, Thomas L. Friedman
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20856775
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
821 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410496850
Lccn
2016048501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (EG-IN)ocn961801790
  • (OCoLC)961801790

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