Slow is the new fast

WAS (fast) IS (slow)

Fast food, take out

Slow food, cooking, dinner parties

‘Super’ market, processed food, discounts, shelf life, conveniencve

Growing vegetables, farmers market, gourmet food, butchers, real ingredients, less packaging, joyful inconvenience and hence quality

Get rich quick, money making schemes, flipping –shares & property assets, asset accumulation

Passion jobs, wealth in doing, not keeping score, grand designs, experience accumulation

Instant coffee – isolated ergogenic aid

Café latte, macchiato, espresso cappuccino – discussion and social facilitation.

Cheap, more, value

Premium, less, gourmet,

Doing more, expectations

Taking time, internalizing

Ladder climbing, competition, job hoping

Ladder building, collaboration, sabbaticals

Long hours, skipping meals, avoiding exercise, financial objectives, excuse making

Work (no such thing) ‘life’ balance, not skipping anything worth doing. Late on purpose.

Spending less on more

Spending more on less

Pay rates, fringe benefits, promotional opportunities

Mind growth, real flexibility, independence


This is some, not all…. but all follow the path. Feel free to add ‘some’

What path is your start up on? The slow path or the fast path?

*reader warning. (none of the above refers to doing reacting slowly in your startup. Just the ’real’ trend of getting our lives back)

2 Comments Slow is the new fast

  1. stephentrepreneur

    It took me a while to figure something that fitted the criteria. This probably doesn’t, but it does have some similarity to what you are suggesting/asking:

    PREV: Five minute computer time because we paid by the hour, and we paid excess after 24 hours.
    NOW: Five hour computer time because we pay by the bandwidth, and it’s around 60GIG a month. (We occasionally reach 15GIG!)

  2. May

    Sometimes the road less taken is indeed the better one… is to be enjoyed, not zooomed past without smelling the roses….

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