Monday, February 4, 2013

Jackie's Looking To Go Slower These Days

People have long been in search of a quick fix. Truth is, it doesn′t work. The problems facing us today are bigger and more urgent than ever before and we need to learn to start fixing things properly, rather than settling for short-term solutions.

The Slow Fix offers real, life-changing solutions to tackling these problems and extends the movement defined by Carl Honore in his global bestseller, In Praise of Slowness, to offer a recipe for problem-solving that can be applied to every walk of life, from business and politics to relationships, education and health reform.
Taking time to build up expertise, taking advantage of the hidden benefits of teamwork, finding the right messenger to deliver the message, and employing a transparent approach are all essential elements of the Slow Fix.

This book will help you make sense of what is going wrong - and right - in the world, and gives inspiration, ideas and practical tools to help fix your own life and everything around you.

Jackie says:
"I took my time reading this, not just to make a pun, but also because there are many, many lessons and/or good points in this book I wanted to sit with for a bit before moving on.  Which was beneficial, because the author continually refers back to earlier chapters as examples of how the many wise suggestions work together.  All of these changes are meant to effect whole neighborhoods, communities, cities, states, countries and the world.  Nowhere in this book does he say that any of this is easy.  It all requires a great deal of passion, patience, fortitude and belief in what you are doing to make the kind of societal changes that are discussed in this book.  A slow fix requires time, energy and commitment and well as a whole lot of planning and very careful thought.  It isn't for the faint of heart, but for those who truly believe in changing things for the better, this book will help fire you up and get you pointed in the right direction.  Every journey starts with a single step--perhaps this book can be just that."

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