The Slow Fix: How to Solve Problems, Work Smarter, and Live Better in a World Addicted to Speed

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HarperCollins, Jan 29, 2013 - Business & Economics - 262 pages
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A doctor prescribes a pill to treat symptoms of a disease instead of the root cause. The CEO of a corporation takes a shortcut to financial growth. A new mom embarks on a crash diet to get rid of pregnancy pounds.

Quick fixes have become the commonly accepted approach to problems in almost every area of our lives. And yet these "instant" solutions don't work, lead to more problems, and end up taking more of our precious time.

With The Slow Fix, international bestselling author Carl Honoré doesn't only describe what's wrong with taking the quick or easy route; he shows us a new approach to problem solving that works in any area of life, from health and relationships to business and community. Honoré details a new paradigm for efficient, sustainable problem solving, teaching us how to utilize time to build expertise, take advantage of teamwork, find the right messenger to deliver our message, and much more.

The Slow Fix changes our understanding of problem solving. Whether we're negotiating the family chore load at home, addressing a delicate issue at work, or attempting to tackle something on a large scale, Honoré shows us ways to solve problems today that will prove sustainable for years to come.

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User Review  - MiriamMartin - LibraryThing

I received this book as a goodreads first read giveaway. It is an excellent book. It is well written, informative and fun to read. The stories he tells about various problems and how they were fixed ... Read full review

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User Review  - WLR11 - LibraryThing

I won this novel via Goodreads Firstreads giveaway. Thanks to Carl Honore for the opportunity! The novel introduces us to a vast number of social issues and business world issues from around the globe ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

After studying history and Italian at Edinburgh University, Carl HonorÉ worked with street children in Brazil. This later inspired him to take up journalism and since 1991 he has written from all over Europe and South America, spending three years in Buenos Aires along the way. His work has appeared in publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Economist, Observer, American Way, National Post, Globe and Mail, Houston Chronicle, and Miami Herald. His first book, In Praise of Slowness, was an international bestseller.

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