‘Thank You for Being Late’

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‘Thank You for Being Late’
‘Thank You for Being Late’
By Thomas Friedman

Praveen Rao

Digital solutions and services leader, IBM Global Business Services

Praveen Rao is a technology buff, and likes to think about how technology will change in the future.

Rao, digital solutions and services leader at IBM Global Business Services in Milwaukee, recently finished reading “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman.

In the book, Friedman explores how the advancement of technology has far outpaced human adaptability. By delving into technology, globalization and Mother Nature, Friedman examines the rapidly changing world we live in.

“He has a very nice way of explaining what is really happening in the current time in terms of a lot of forces that are shaping the world and the future, and then how do you cope with that,” Rao said.

Friedman ties in relatable examples, such as applying the evolution of computer chips to a car company like Volkswagen, Rao said.

Regardless of whether someone works in technology, Rao said the book gives a view of market forces and how they are changing our world.

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