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InUS campaigners for shorter working hours held the first national Take Back Your Time Day on October 24, the date when, according to some estimates, Americans have worked as much as Europeans do in a year. Nowhere does it suggest that we should actually stop, except to the extent it discusses meditation. I do take away a desire to spend less time stressing and more time absorbing the good in my life, but I took away a similar feeling just from reading the back of the book.

Challenging praisse Cult of Staying Awake. As they sped across west London, screeching round corners and surging through yellow lights to avoid being late, Jack fell quiet in the back seat.

Yet even there the picture is mixed.

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It was a good use of my time. Some firms have installed chill-out rooms.

There’s downsides to everything he mentions, so I can’t give this book a high rating. This article has multiple issues.


I stopped reading this one because if I have to hear the story of “Slow Food” one more time I may scream. D Goodness, the goodness of this book’s happened to me by Slowly Reading. Realizing its mistake, the company promptly gave the staff more control over its shifts, and soon the call center was more productive than ever.

But over the past 20 years, two rival trends have taken hold.

In Praise of Slow

Bars and bistros, cinemas and sports clubs are packed with people. The world is too complex and interconnected for that.

From the book In Praise of Slowness: At work, I am much more productive and creative. It can be fun, even ennobling.

In Praise of Slowness

What would happen if we slowed down? Inthe US supplanted Japan as the industrialized country with the longest working hours.

Simply resisting the urge to hurry is free. Please help if this article by adding links that are relevant to the context within the existing text. It leaves less time and energy for exercise, and makes us more likely Enlightening!!

Chapter three, which judging by the title was supposed to tell you how to get a grip on your own time, and start living at the pace which is natural for you, mostly repeated what was said in chapter two: You know the part where ideas are presented to be expounded on as the book progresses, except I was a third of the way through the book and it was clear that this was how the book was going to continue.

The opening citation is from Gandhi: Some chapters too suffered from repetition. Their rivals end up stealing the deal by taking the time to fly over and make the pitch face-to-face. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


As a result, Jack now has more time to potter around in the garden, meet friends in the nearby park and play in his room. Can we ever have enough of it?

The typical example goes something like this: Speed is fun, sexy, an adrenaline rush. When the paper announced mass layoffs, I was on the list—and over the moon. View all 3 comments.

Carl Honore | In Praise of Slow

Readers would be wise to savour it slowly. It cannot go the whole hog and slow to a stop. Enjoy it, my friends In Praise of Slow[ness]on the other hand, is arrestingly bad. I suspect even the Dalai Lama rushes unnecessarily sometimes!

Trivia About In Praise of Slow One question I felt was left unanswered is this: I enjoyed the main point of this book, which, as the title makes clear, is about the need for humans to slow down and enjoy life. Some Swiss watch factories have rearranged production to allow workers on a single shift to vary their start and finish times by up to three hours. I enjoyed this book a lot, although ironically, I did get slightly impatient towards the end.

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