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GEIR BERTHELSEN
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GEIR BERTHELSEN

THE WORLD INSTITUTE OF SLOW

Founder

Norway

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Geir founded The World Institute of Slowness, a thinktank in 1999. He has experience of change management and problem solving, for small and large corporations across the globe, for over 25 years. The  distinct aim of founding the institute was to change the way people think about values, speed, and our approach to work and life.

He says “Most of us can go through high school and university without really understanding what thinking is,and how our thinking influences our lives. That is really a shame. Fast thinking is your autopilot — automatic responses that dictate your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Slow Thinking is what’s happening to you when you turn off your autopilot. Slow thinking is the understanding of our own thinking process and how thoughts make reality”.

Geir uses the work at the Institute to make meaningfulshifts in workplace and individual values. “We are working to facilitate a whole new mindset, away from the traditional perceptions of success and status symbols wherefactors such as health, relationships and environment aren’t subordinate”.