Dec 5, 2016
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Thomas L. Friedman
Learning to Live in an Age of Acceleration
Monday, December 5, 2016, 7:30PM
Great Hall

Friedman, Thomas L. (c) Greg Martin

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This event is sold out. A limited number of standby line tickets may become available based on capacity just before the event begins. A standby line will be set-up starting at 6pm and tickets will be released around 7:30pm.

If you are a ticket holder please plan to arrive by 7:15pm to claim a seat. Seating is not guaranteed after this time.

From technology, to economics, to weather patterns, the world we live in seems to be getting more and more extreme. In his newest book Thank You for Being Late: How to Find a Job, Run a Country, and Keep Your Head in an Age of Acceleration, renowned journalist and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, Thomas L. Friedman (The World is Flat) explains how to live in this age of dizzying acceleration. Drawing from his Minnesota childhood, Friedman lays out the differences between then and now, both frustrating and exciting. Asserting that we must learn to be fast (innovative and quick to adapt), fair (prepared to help the casualties of change), and slow (adept at shutting out the noise) in order to cope with this chaotic new world, Friedman establishes a blueprint for how to think about our times.

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Presented by: Town Hall, PATH, and  University Book Store, as part of the Civics series.

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Series supported by:

CMYKblue WEB   and  RealNetworks Foundation

and the True-Brown Foundation.

Series media sponsorship provided by:

KUOW 94.9

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