Literature - Nonfiction

Field Guide To The Twenty-First Century, Written By One Of Its Most Celebrated Observers

Thank You for Being Late - An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L Friedman
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We all sense it―something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once―and it is dizzying.

In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book: how you understand the news, the work you do, the education your kids need, the investments your employer has to make, and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman’s original analysis. => More Information…


An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
By Thomas L. Friedman

The New York Times Book Review – November 22, 2016 (Excerpt)

From Donald Trump to Brexit to Marine Le Pen, one thing that unites the unhappy West is a profound sense of mystification. Across Europe and North America, people have an acute feeling that their world is accelerating away from them — but they can’t quite understand why. There is no narrative. Hence the attraction of leaders who “tell it like it is” and identify convenient scapegoats, like immigrants or the European Union. But what most people really crave is an honest explanation. As with patients on a psychiatrist’s couch, the first step is to understand what is going wrong. Then you can decide on the medication.

Into this darkened room steps Dr. Tom Friedman. => Read more…