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Slow and steady wins the race

Slow and steady wins the race

The need for speedy profits has brought the world’s financial system to its knees. Financial high-flier Woody Tasch believes his Slow Money movement, which invests in sustainable agriculture, can put the economy back on its feet. Carleen Hawn | November 2008 issue What if you were told that one Read More...

Signor Slow

Signor Slow

Ode dines with Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement, who believes pleasure can save the world. Marco Visscher| September 2007 issue This is no ordinary chicken on the table. Two days earlier it was stuffed with fresh herbs and then cooked in a wood-fired oven for a half-hour and left to Read More...

Bright hopes, big city

Bright hopes, big city

Solutions for the problems of growing megacities can be found in their slums and shantytowns. Jay Walljasper | May 2007 issue Blame it on rappers, the old movie Blade Runner or the Bible. No matter the culprit, scenes of urban depravity - from "gangsta" ghettos to Gomorrah - are repeated so often Read More...

Get slow in 8 days!

Get slow in 8 days!

The ultimate toolkit to get slow. Effective and fast! Marco Visscher and Jay Walljasper | July 2004 issue Leave your watch on the bedside table. Check your e-mail only two or three times a day. Take the scenic route. Light candles before you start cooking dinner. Make up rituals. Say a silent word Read More...

Relaxed revelation

Relaxed revelation

Fast knowledge is about solving problems, slow knowledge is about preventing them. Marco Visscher | July 2004 issue Knowledge is being applied faster and on a larger scale than ever before – with consequences that are sometimes disastrous. Farmers can use the latest chemical pesticides to protect Read More...

…t-i-c-k…

...t-i-c-k...

High-tech gurus invent ultra slow clock to stimulate long-term thinking. Marco Visscher | July 2004 issue Our civilisation has shifted into an unnaturally high gear. Nothing gets the unhurried attention it deserves. So a handful of key high-tech thinkers in the San Francisco Bay area decided Read More...

Why faster is not better

Why faster is not better

Speedy transport means you spend more, not less, time in your car. Tijn Touber | July 2004 issue In a time when cars, trains and airplanes move faster than ever, you would expect we would reach all of our destinations more quickly. Strangely enough, that’s usually not the case, according to Read More...