Customer Reviews for

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

Average Rating 4
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted July 3, 2013

    In this speed-obsessed, quick-fix world, it has become almost no

    In this speed-obsessed, quick-fix world, it has become almost normal to expend the minimum amount of effort, in business and in life. But that approach is never quick, and usually makes things worse.

    If you make a mistake, admit it. Don't try to blame someone else. If you are the boss, don't treat that mistake as a disaster that requires that someone be fired. Instead, treat it as an opportunity to take a very close look at your entire process. It may seem preferable to worry only about immediate problems. Is that really better, and cheaper, than going through every bit of your business, top to bottom, to make sure everything is working properly?

    An underlying, fundamental problem rarely has just one cause. Try linking the various pieces of that fundamental problem. Don't focus just on today; look at tomorrow, too. Will fixing Problem X now lead to other big problems next month, or next year?

    Naturally, the devil is in the details. Be willing to see things in a new light. Preparation ahead of time, being ready for anything, will help keep problems from rearing their ugly heads. Don't be afraid to collaborate, especially with someone who has a different field of expertise. A different set of eyes may be just what is needed to solve your problem. There are times when crowdsourcing is the best place to go for an answer to your problem. Don't underestimate the power of games to solve problems.

    Meant more for groups than individuals, this is an excellent book. It is very thought-provoking, and is recommended for everyone.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 28, 2013

    I grew up in the 70s and 80s, at the height of make-it-quick pro

    I grew up in the 70s and 80s, at the height of make-it-quick processed foods and the birth of the home personal computer (so fast! so amazing!). And while my parents did things mostly the old-fashioned way, slowly and from scratch, I was born with a desire to see things happen quickly. It wasn't that I wasn't willing to work for it, it's just that I thought if i worked REALLY HARD, I could get to my goal FASTER.

    But that isn't always the case. In fact, in most cases, working harder and faster does not help you achieve your goal. I'm 41 and I'm just now starting to GET IT.

    When I picked up this book, The Slow Fix, I knew it was the right time to read it. I knew that I had finally reached a point in my life when I could actually absorb what this book had to offer.

    The subtitle is correct. Solve problems, work smarter, and live better in a world addicted to speed. The examples and people that Honore details in this book are amazing. From turning around a failing inner-city school in Los Angeles; to creating an amazing rapid transit system in Bogota, Columbia; to changing the majority of a country's citizens to supporting and wanting to donate organs upon their death (or their relatives' deaths); this book was a revelation in understanding the amount of time, effort and work that goes into solving BIG, long-term problems.

    Honore's style of writing made this book a fun and interesting read. I really enjoyed it. It inspired me to think about how to employ slow fixes in improving my life and my business. This book is a great reminder to think of the end goal, the ultimate goal, and take the time I need to get there.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1