This week our guest is Carl Honoré, an award-winning journalist, author, TED speaker, and globetrotting ambassador for the Slow Movement.
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About my guest: Carl Honoré
Carl is a prolific writer whose first book, In Praise of Slow, examines our compulsion to hurry and explores a global trend toward putting on the brakes.
His second book, Under Pressure, was hailed by Time as the “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement,” and now his third book (which I’ve just started reading and would highly recommend), The Slow Fix, explores how to solve problems in every walk of life, from business and politics to health and relationships, without falling for short-term, superficial quick fixes.
During the podcast, you will learn:
- What people need in order to be persuaded
- Why faster isn’t always better
- The taboo against slow, and why it’s so deeply ingrained
- Why the Heimlich approach can work when you’re choking, but be disastrous in business
- Why taking time is the most important thing you can do to problem solve
- How to tap into the more creative, analytical and accurate form of thinking
- The secret hack for creating un-scheduled time
- How Volkswagen increased their productivity by switching off the employees’ phones
- Why Eton have decided to spearhead the Slow Eduction Movement
- Why patience is still a virtue
And much more!
Resources mentioned on the show:
The Slow Fix: Lasting Solutions in a Fast-Moving World – Carl Honoré
Under Pressure: Putting the Child Back In Childhood – Carl Honoré
In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed – Carl Honoré