This book was recommended to me from a coworker. Thank You For Being Late. Thomas L. Friedman exposes the events that are reshaping the world today and shares his opinion on how to understand and cope with these fast moving changes. The author discusses what he sees as the three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community.
In today’s world it is difficult for people to comprehend the dizzying speed of acceleration in our lives from home, work and international events. We do not have to immediately jump on board with every change, people, organizations, and countries need to adapt to survive. At the same time, we need to hit the pause button and reflect on the impact these changes have in our daily lives and for our future. Thomas Friedman offers his own 18 point plan approach to resolve the the myriad of issues we are faced with today.
Reading this book made me think about what causes we need to tackle as individuals and as a nation to endure this adventure. Being optimistic and realizing we need to work together to adapt and understand the impact of acceleration on our lives is a necessity for prosperity.