Most of us are addicted to speed. Every day can feel like a race against the clock or a dash for the finish line that we never seem to reach. At this event, Carl Honoré will reveal that faster isn’t always better. When it comes to solving complex problems, the best policy is usually to apply a Slow Fix.
We can be seduced by quick fixes offering maximum return for minimum effort but they only treat the symptoms not the cause of the problem. See how slowing down ensures we learn to do everything as well (rather than as fast) as possible to work smarter, live better and find lasting solutions that actually work.
Learn the art of the Slow Fix and accept that the answers to complex problems often come from patience, effort and resources. It takes time to learn from mistakes, build up expertise, enlist the help of others and find the root causes of the problem but it’s an essential investment in the future. Carl will reveal when to slow down to start forging solutions that work both now and in the long term.
Will be speaking on the Slow and Minimalism at one of my favourite places in London: Somerset House. Free entry.
Childhood has become a race to perfection, which harms children and everyone connected with them. Now there is a backlash as people everywhere seek to give kids the time and space to explore the world on their own terms, take reasonable risks, play freely, be children again.
In this workshop, we touch on themes ranging from technology and extracurricular activities to schooling, safety and consumerism. We explores how to strike the right balance between doing too much and doing too little for children, and how slowing down can give them a childhood worthy of the name.
NB: Carl recently presented a TV show on the ABC in Australia in which he helped frazzled families slow down. The title: Frantic Family Rescue.
Je donnerai une conférence intitulée “Le délicieux paradoxe de la lenteur.”
Détails à suivre….
Je donnerai une conférence intitulée Le délicieux paradoxe de la lenteur.
Détails à suivre….
Following the success of my ABC TV show Frantic Family Rescue, I will be speaking about the pace of life and parenting at Wesley College. Tickets available to the general public.