Bingxin Wu is the Board Chairman of Sanzhu Group, Beijing Genetic Engineering Research Institute and Beijing Nuozhou Institute of Biology, and the director of Shizhen Institute of Biology. He is also a honorable professor at Shandong University, contract researcher for Shandong Academy of Social Sciences and for Oriental Institute and a honorable professor at the Institute of Micro-ecology of Dalian Medical University. Moreover, he is the executive member of China Association of Industry and Commerce, vice president of Shandong Jinan municipal Association of Industry and Commerce, master workman of Shandong Private Entrepreneurs Union, vice president the Association of Chinese Professionals, and the deputy director of Chinese Private Scientific and Technological Association and of National Private Technology Entrepreneur Association as well as the standing director of China Chinese Medicine Institute. He was awarded the 'China's meritorious figure in developing mart economy' by the China Seminar of Mart Economy and China Mart Economy Newspaper and won the 'Global Diamond Award' by American Association of Sciences. He has published the personal works of Collected Works of Wu Bingxin and more than 20 papers on consumption at home and abroad.
Version 2.0, Updated and Expanded, with a New Afterword
We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying.
In Thank You for Being Late, version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: 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 accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it.
With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future.