Geir Berthelsen founded The World Institute of Slowness, a Think Tank in 1999. He has experience of change management and problem solving, for small and large corporations across the globe, for over 20 years. Geir has a background as a physicist and an M.A in industrial organisational psychology. His favorite challenges are around tackling today’s ”fire fighting culture” and corporate mindsets that are ”long on quantity and short on quality”. Geir takes pleasure in demonstrating that the best thinking often comes from a walk in the “slow lane”.
SlowConsulting takes the immensely powerful and infectiously cheeky thinking of The World Institute of Slowness and applies it to organisations across the world. Imagine for a minute that your organisation or brand is an orchestra… who’s conducting, who’s playing, for whom, are you in harmony and are you listening? Since everybody’s in the fast lane, why not try the slow lane for a change? We think you’ll find it’s a real game changer that will unlock another dimension and truly transform your organisation.
Welcome to the world of SlowBrands: here to help you “zig when the world zags” and build real, lasting equity. SlowBrands champion the renaissance of the craft movement, combined with the generosity of time, and care that goes into creating something quite spectacular, and sensorial, to be experienced and appreciated. You could call the ingredient love, you could call it soul. SlowBrands are about authenticity, relevance, transparency, building community and above all, it’s about people not consumers.
Slowness gains momentum in a world tired of moving too fast
The slow movement renaissance
It takes time to build bridges (SlowBridge)
Cultural vision: What is the slow movement?
'New slow city': Finding work-life balance
The New Yorker
Slow TV is here
The slow movement: dancing along the way
We are not rats and life is not a race
Slow is the keyword
The future of coffee
The Boston Globe (via Common Dreams)
The argument for slowing down in virtually every aspect of life
No pace like home
The New York Times
The slow life picks up speed
The Huffington Post
I walk, therefore I am
Anne of Carversville
Cultural creatives constitute the core of the slow living movement
Life in slow motion
“Slow Internet”, the next green trend?
“How to go slow at home”
“Relax, take the Slow Train”
San Franscisco Chronicle
Not so fast! Artisans tout benefits of keeping a sedate pace
Slow and steady beats the rat race
The Press Democrat
Taking one's time to create furnishings with materials found close to home
Jargon Watch: Slow Design
Speed up, life’s too short
The Etsy Blog
The art of slow
Movement proposes we make like turtles
Winnipeg Free Press
Carlo Petrini's Slow Food, a review
Lowering the tempo
We want to make SlowFashion a global brand