Summary of Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman

  • by FastReads
  • Narrated by Anthony Pica
  • 0 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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If you're living through the 21st century, but feeling like the pace of life has picked up beyond what you can handle, Thank You for Being Late will help you understand why. Renowned journalist Thomas L. Friedman has returned to what he does best in this fascinating field guide to modern life - though many of the conclusions he comes to might leave you feeling anything but optimistic.
What will you learn from listening to this book?


A background understanding of the changes that have taken place in the past half century around the world
The history of popular technology today, like the personal computer, the cell phone, and "Watson" the supercomputer
An understanding of Moore's Law and why it is transforming the technology of the modern world
The impacts of the Age of Acceleration on the environment, and what it means for the battle against climate change
An understanding of the ways an accelerated world works to increase geopolitical tensions, and the surprising ways it can also solve it
Why the cloud (or supernova) is possibly the single biggest achievement of our era
What the strength in small communities is and the difference they can make for the world as a whole
Why being constantly connected through "flows" sometimes leaves us feeling more isolated than ever
Where all the middle class jobs have gone, and what needs to happen to bring them back
Why you don't need to worry about robots taking away your job...yet

Don't miss Thomas L. Friedman's field guide to the 21st century, addressing everything from technology to community to the environment. This FastReads summary provides chapter synopses, key takeaways, along with an in-depth editorial review to help you quickly and fully absorb this wisdom of the New York Times best-selling author.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2017
  • Publisher: FastReads