Carl Honoré used to be a speed-a-holic.

When he caught himself speed-reading Snow White to his young son, he recognized a need for change. Carl didn’t want to be the type of parent that would skip the opportunity to create fond memories of bedtime stories – or memories of any kind – with his children.

Carl’s journey to discover why he (and so many of us) live life stressed-out in the fast lane led to his first book, In Praise of Slow – How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed, which kicked off a global movement of people dedicated to slowing down the pace of our contemporary times and enjoying a richer, fuller life as a result.

Carl stopped by Kobo to talk about his new book, The Slow Fix, which takes a deeper dive into the Slow Movement, analyzing how short-term quick-fixes backfire and how we can forge solutions that work both now and in the long term. Honore draws upon examples from the most progressive and successful leaders in business, politics, science and society and explores all the ways we can actually start forging solutions to the fast problem.

Check out our chat with Carl to learn about the essence of slow and how to develop a recipe for living better in a fast-paced, modern environment by striving for a new balance between fast and slow.