Monday, January 16, 2017

Thank You for Being Late

Mansplaining. New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman offers readers almost five hundred pages of his viewpoints and thoughts in a new book titled, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. Veering very close to mansplaining at times, he pulls back just before crossing that line. The advantage of reading Friedman is that you can read quickly over what seems familiar or what you’ve heard before, and spend a little time in those areas where he has new insight or an interesting synthesis. He offers some remedies for the challenges of living in our accelerated world: extend trust, build community, fight isolation and collaborate. While so many concepts are fundamental, and reflect the world in which many of us were raised (as Friedman himself explores in reflections in this book about his Minnesota youth), it seemed timely for me to spend a few hours being reminded of those fundamentals and what is important. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Thank You for Being Late from

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