Last-minute appearance at Nudgestock

If you're in Kent on Friday, or fancy a trip there, I'm a late addition to the line-up for Nudgestock, the behavioural economics festival organised by Rory Sutherland of Ogilvy (and the Spectator's 'Wiki Man') columnist. I'll also be appearing at the York Festival of Ideas on Monday evening.

After that it's a well-earned break with my family for a couple of weeks - but if you want to book/commission me, or just to get in touch with your thoughts about the book, feel free to email. While I'm aw ay I'll also try to pull together the long promised/threatened recommended reading list, which has been the victim of a packed publicity/journalism schedule...

PS Also wrote this for the Telegraph on whether robots are going to take our jobs, and if so how.

Hay Festival, OECD Forum, York Festival and some speedy reading

The last couple of months have - appropriately - been a whirlwind, but things are now finally getting back to normal after the launch of 'The Great Acceleration'. My next project is to put together a list of recommended reading, as promised in the book - to share the books that most inspired me when writing. 

Before that, however, I'm appearing at the Hay Festival - Britain's largest festival of books and ideas - this coming Tuesday, and then moderating a panel at the OECD Forum in Paris the next day. Then on June 13th I'll be in York for their Festival of Ideas - it would be lovely to see any and all of you there.

Meanwhile, in case you're wondering what I've been up to, here are a selection of my recent pieces about the book, or drawing on the ideas in it... if they interest you, why not buy a copy? 

'The end of rush hour? Why companies need to slow down to speed up' (1843/The Economist)

'Everything is speeding up - except politics. Why?' (World Economic Forum)

'Faster media, fractured government' (Politico)

'How London got hooked on speed' (Evening Standard)

'How to beat social jet lag' (Observer)

'Why a faster world can also be a happier one' (Sunday Telegraph)

'Cash is dying - and won't be missed' (Telegraph)

'Fast fingers, quick steps, motor mouths - why everything really is getting faster' (Sunday Times)

'The Great Acceleration' hits the US

As of today, 'The Great Acceleration' is on sale in the US - you can buy a copy here.

If you're in the US and interested in having me speak or write about the book in any capacity, please do get in touch. The ideas in the book are just as relevant to America, if not more so, and British spelling aside, the examples I use are taken as much from Silicon Valley and Washington DC as London and Westminster, if not more so...

In the meantime, here's a copy of the US cover - note the different take from the UK version. Anyone have any thoughts on which works better?