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    • Thank You for Being Late

    • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration - and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell phone service, and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It really is an optimists guide to scary stuff

    • By Adam Shields on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The World Is Flat

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth the listen

    • By Paul W. Johnson on 01-14-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • From Beirut to Jerusalem

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
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    In From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas L. Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, has drawn on his decade in the Middle East to produce the most trenchant, vivid, and thought-provoking book yet on the region.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is an abridged version

    • By Theodore on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The World Is Flat

    • The New Material from Release 3.0
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These are the two completely new chapters from The World is Flat Release 3.0, on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world, and on the troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world in which we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • WTF?

    • By Logan on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    • Understanding Globalization
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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    A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do - economically, politically, and culturally - abroad and at home. As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Out of Date

    • By Consumer on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Gracias por llegar tarde [Thank You for Being Late]

    • By: Thomas Friedman
    • Narrated by: Angel del Rio
    • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    En su trabajo más ambicioso hasta la fecha, Thomas L. Friedman muestra los movimientos tectónicos que demuestran que hemos entrado en una era de aceleración vertiginosa - y explica cómo vivir en ella. Tres son las fuerzas aceleradoras que están cambiando nuestro planeta: la ley de Moore (tecnología), el mercado (globalización) y la madre naturaleza (cambio climático y biodiversidad). Estos aceleradores están cambiando cinco reinos clave: el lugar de trabajo, la política, la geopolítica, la ética, y la comunidad.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Buen libro

    • By Anonymous User on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Thank You for Being Late

    • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Mr Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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    From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • extremely interesting

    • By Wayne Vercueil on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The World Is Flat

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 184
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    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Goodstuff

    • By JSkiff on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    • Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Long, Flat, and Boring

    • By Sean on 12-12-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • That Used to Be Us

    • How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We have met the enemy and it is us.... Pogo

    • By Soudant on 09-16-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire adult life and have never met two U.S. leaders more committed to Israel as a Jewish democracy.

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    • 2 Ex-Spies and Donald Trump

    • By: "Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "2 Ex-Spies and Donald Trump" is from the September 20, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • From Hands to Heads to Hearts

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Add it all up and you quickly realize that Donald Trump’s election isn’t the only thing disrupting society today. The far more profound disruption is happening in the workplace and in the economy at large, as the relentless march of technology has brought us to a point where machines and software are not just outworking us but starting to outthink us in more and more realms.

    ""From Hands to Heads to Hearts" is from the January 04, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Folks, We’re Home Alone

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson wrote a famous memoir, “Present at the Creation,” about the birth of the post-World War II order — an order whose institutions produced six decades of security and growth for a lot of people. We’re now at a similar moment of rapid change — abroad and at home. Many institutions have to be rethought. But any book about Washington today would have to be called “Absent at the Creation.”

    "Folks, We're Home Alone" is from the September 26, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by .

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    • General Mattis, Stand Up to Trump or He’ll Drag You Down

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    And then there was one.In March, I wrote a column in the form of a memo to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

    "General Mattis, Stand Up to Trump or He’ll Drag You Down" is from the October 24, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his dystopian Inaugural Address, President Donald Trump painted a picture of America as a nation gripped by vast “carnage” — a landscape of “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones” that cried out for a strongman to put “America first” and stop the world from stealing our jobs. It was a shocking speech in many ways and reportedly prompted former President George W. Bush to say to those around him on the dais, “That was some really weird (stuff).”

    "A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America" is from the May 23, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Is China’s Chump

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having just traveled to New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, China, Taiwan and now Hong Kong, I can say without an ounce of exaggeration that more than a few Asia-Pacific business and political leaders have taken President Donald Trump’s measure and concluded that — far from being a savvy negotiator — he’s a sucker who’s shrinking U.S. influence in this region and helping make China great again.

    "Trump Is China’s Chump" is from the June 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump's United American Emirate

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    He left our most important allies there so uncertain about America’s commitment to their security from Russia and to shared values on trade and climate change that German leader Angela Merkel was prompted to tell her countrymen that Europe’s days of relying on the United States are “over to a certain extent,” and therefore Germany and its European allies “really must take our fate into our own hands.”

    "Trump's United American Emirate" is from the May 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Many Shades of the U.S. At War

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I’m just back from visiting all of our key air bases in Iraq, Afghanistan and along the Persian Gulf, and I find myself wrestling with two stark contrasts: the contrast between what is happening there in the air and what is happening on the ground, and the contrast between the decency of the U.S. military personnel fighting this war and how unworthy Donald Trump — who has become our divider in chief — is to be their commander in chief.

    "Many Shades of the U.S. At War" is from the August 29, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • From Kabul to Baghdad, My Bird’s-Eye View

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I just spent eight days traveling with the Air Force to all of its key forward bases in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. So President Donald Trump’s speech Monday night was very timely for me. It was also unnerving.

    "From Kabul to Baghdad, My Bird’s-Eye View" is from the August 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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