Thomas L. Friedman, discusses the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and how to get the most out of them. Our lives are speeding up – and it is dizzying. Friedman’s thesis is that to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces – Moore’s law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss) – are all accelerating at once, transforming the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics and community.
- An extraordinary release of energy is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world – or perhaps to destroy it. Friedman shows us how we can anchor ourselves as individuals in the eye of this storm, and how communities can create a ‘topsoil of trust’ to do the same for their increasingly diverse and digital populations.