Broadband 2020: Book Club: Thank You for Being Late by Tom Friedman

The Blandin Foundation partnered with Global Minnesota to host a book club to discuss Thank You for Being Late by Tom Friedman to prepare for his keynote next week. (Not too late to sign up for the Friedman keynote – it’s free!) You can hear the conversation…

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Global Minnesota is partnering with the Blandin Foundation and DEED’s Office of Broadband Development to host an exclusive book club discussion of author Thomas Friedman’s latest book “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.”

The Financial Times has described “Thank You for Being Late” as a “field guide to the twenty-first century.” In this book, Minnesota’s native son makes the argument that “decency,” “community,” and the “topsoil of trust” can be cultivated anywhere to anchor increasingly diverse and digital populations. Chock full of references to his childhood in St. Louis Park and Willmar, MN, “Thank You for Being Late” is Friedman’s most ambitious book – and an essential guide to the present and the future.

Join Global Minnesota President Mark Ritchie for a virtual book club discussion on “Thank You for Being Late” and about what it takes to survive and thrive through accelerating change.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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