Carl Honoré

After working with street children in Brazil, Carl Honoré covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time, National Post and other publications. His first book, In Praise of Slow, examines our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes.

The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.” His second book, Under Pressure, explores the good, the bad and the ugly of modern childrearing - and offers a blueprint for change.

Carl’s latest book, The Slow Fix, explores how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes. Carl presented a series for BBC Radio 4 called The Slow Coach in which he helped rushed, overscheduled Britons slow down.

In 2015, he presented a TV show called Frantic Family Rescue on Australia’s ABC. His TED talk on slowness has been viewed nearly 2 million times. On top of writing, broadcasting and researching the benefits of deceleration, Carl rushes (slowly, of course) around the world to deliver speeches and workshops.

He recently became a member of the Board of Trustees of Hewitt School in New York, with whom he has worked on slowing down