The long, slow fade of work as we know it

Monday, August 3, 2015

You may be a buggy whip. Actually, you may be the horse. Did you know that with the advent of the industrial revolution the population of horses in…

Read More

Why your brain thinks multi-tasking is dumb

Monday, November 3, 2014

Every day we are bombarded with information. Whether it’s TV, email, instant messages, Facebook, YouTube, newspapers, magazines, or work-related data, the onslaught is constant. Adding insult to injury,…

Read More

The slow life conundrum

Monday, September 8, 2014

Let’s pretend, just for a moment, that this slow life thing is starting to appeal to you. You scratch your head wondering why you’ve been working so hard,…

Read More

Retirement is just another step in life’s journey

Monday, August 18, 2014

When Guy Johnson retired he was lost. He had been a mid-level tax manager at Unilever, the huge consumer products company.  He had an active professional and social…

Read More

The new job calculus: where you live trumps where you work

Monday, August 11, 2014

Historically, our job determined where we lived. It often started with college.  Get into the best school we could and off we went.  Then, once we graduated, we…

Read More

It’s time we embrace a four-day workweek

Monday, August 4, 2014

Work has been on our mind a lot lately at Slow HQ. As privileged as I am to be able to spend my days conducting research (i.e., napping)…

Read More

On listening to your inner voice …

Monday, June 30, 2014

There is a voice within you. For some, this voice is loud and clear. For others, it is faint and distant. But it is there, in every one…

Read More

The crucial distinction between wants versus needs

Thursday, March 6, 2014

When is enough enough? When does wanting to “have it all” turn from healthy striving to an obsessive crusade? How do we reconcile our desire to accumulate more…

Read More

Book Review: Remote – Office Not Required

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This column is dedicated to the proposition that there is room for work/life balance in a fast-paced world.  That by slowing down we can enjoy friends, family, and…

Read More

Use downtime to improve performance and relieve stress

Monday, February 17, 2014

It’s time to take a brief break and discuss our work day schedules. I’m not talking about the mad dash out the door in the morning, or the…

Read More