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Living Fast and Slow

Abbreviated books, short-form TV, time-management gurus - has the cult of speed gone too far and is it time to slow everything down?

Abbreviated books, short-form TV, time-management gurus - has the cult of speed gone too far and is it time to slow everything down?

Ed Butler speaks to two business people hoping to cash in on our ever more hectic lives: Holger Seim co-founded Blinkist, which offers boiled down versions of long-form non-fiction books, while Perrin Chiles runs Adaptive Studios, which produces TV mini-dramas squeezed into slots that can be as short as 10 minutes.

But rebellion is afoot in the form of Carl Honore, whose unabbreviated book, In Praise of Slowness, pushes back against our culture's supposed need for speed.

(Picture: People rush through Manhattan, New York City; Credit: Georgijevic/Getty Images)

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