Start Up Blog

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 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. stephentrepreneur said, on February 26, 2008 at 2:51 am

    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 said, on March 2, 2008 at 4:11 pm

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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 901 other followers

%d bloggers like this: