New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration, and explains how to live in it. Thank You For Being Late is a field guide for the 21st century, written by one of its most celebrated observers.   Join us for a special address delivered by Thomas, to honour and celebrate James Strong AO and his contribution to Australian arts and business. Thomas will be introduced Sydney Morning Herald economics editor Ross Gittins.

Tickets are $100 (incl. signed book and post-event drinks with Thomas Friedman) or $35 (event only).

Thomas Friedman (International)

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Thomas Friedman is an internationally renowned author and journalist. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon); in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel); and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. He is also the author of seven bestselling books, among them the National Book Award-winning From Beirut to Jerusalem and the #1 New York Times bestseller The World Is Flat, which received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded and That Used to Be Us. His latest book is Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.

Ross Gittins (Australian)

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Ross Gittins is the economics editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and an economic columnist for The Age. He has been a Nuffield Press fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a journalist-in-residence at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. His most recent book is Gittins.