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2014-04-11 03:21

Ten-point guide to going slow

From Antonella Gambotto-Burke new book Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love Geir Berthelsen’s ten-point guide to going slow 1. Set your alarm clock always ten minutes before you need to get up (you will never run late). 2. Prepare and eat a structured breakfast – for example, from 6.45 – 7.10 every day. 3.…more

2014-02-28 03:54

Next batch of SlowCoffee®! Soon but slowly on

Soon we are ready to ship the next batches of the worlds slowest coffee namely SlowCoffee® Here is the video of of our first SlowCoffee® batch: Our goal is to provide SlowCoffee® for your customers to enjoy slowly! Commercial purchasing: For ordering SlowCoffee® beans( bulk only): Info (at) Training SlowCoffee® barista training: “The art…more

2014-01-24 05:55

Mouth: A new genre within journalism: SlowConversation

  Read Antonella Gambotto-Burke’s revealing, SlowConversations in her new book MOUTH which is a collection of SlowConversations  with people like: Edward de Bono, Jordan Belfort , Jack Falcone ,Sasha Grey ,Sig Hansen ,Marilyn Manson , Bette Midler ,Chuck Palahniuk and many more including myself. THE INTERVIEWS are very well connected together as a collection. Antonella has invented a new…more

2014-01-17 09:00

World’s first multilingual study about simpler/slower living

We recommend you to participate in this study. The world’s first multilingual study about simpler/slower living. What is life ?? “Life is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans” John Lennon “Press Release – Free For Immediate Release Wanted: Downshifters World’s first multilingual study about simpler/slower living At a certain point in…more

2013-11-11 02:45

Remember That the question is not “WHY SLOW?!

Remember That the question is not “WHY SLOW?! It is why FAST? Why FAST? Because you want to make some things in life go fast so that you have more time to do the  things you enjoy more slowly! To not be in a hurry all the time is our generations most important form of…more

2012-08-06 07:06

Slow Thinking: In a fast world we tend to look for for quick solutions?

“The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.” –Einstein Does “quick solutions” solve “quick problems”? Slow down and take a slow movement in the right direction!

2011-05-10 07:10

What does Slow Time! Slow Living! mean?

Is it possible in today’s superfast world to live slow? Would I be able to keep my job? Provide a good living for my family? Does being ‘slow’ mean low efficiency, low effectiveness? No! If that were the case, slow would be impossible! Slow Time! Slow Living! It’s all about balance… time for silence, time…more

2010-11-12 07:15

Read our article on CNN: “We are not rats and life is not a race ” (Slowcity)

(CNN) — The Industrial Revolution gave us many good things, among them the ability to create large, great cities and feeding enough people to populate them. But in its aftermath our culture has developed a core focus based on the consumer and not the person as the individual. As a consequence we have adopted a…more

2010-11-11 07:34

What happens when productivity is measured only through chronological time?

What happens if we only measure productivity using chronological time (linear time)? Do we always then become busy? Busy doing what? Here is an ancient SlowStory explaining the challenge of “busy doing what”:  “There was a farmer that was in need for hiring a lumberjack. Finally he was able to hire a lumberjack. The first…more

2010-11-10 07:35

In order to perform fast you have to be Slow!

Ask any major sportsman, formula 1 driver, downhill skier or speed skater. If you want to be good at what you are doing, be able to perform the tasks fast. You would need to know how it is performed in “slow motion”. For businessmen it is also important to benefit from slowness in the way…more