Too Fast To Think Reveals Top Secrets of Creative Industries

Published on October 03, 2016

Too Fast To Think investigates the impact of an always-on work culture on creativity.

In Too Fast To Think, a timely and inspirational new book by Chris Lewis, he investigates our busy, ‘disruptive’ work culture and the detrimental impact this has on our creativity and our lives.  

Chris Lewis gives us permission to  stop, think, dream, be and shows us how to replace  hurry sickness with creative success.

Dr Pippa Malmgren, former US presidential adviser 

In a book that exposes what our exhausted work and education culture is doing to our health and minds, Lewis reveals how we can reclaim our creativity. From an exploration of cutting-edge cognitive research into creative thought, to an explanation of the eight key factors that are needed for greater creativity (belief, quiet, dreaming, release, relaxation, repetition, play and teaching), the book shows how we can change the way we work.

Making the time to really think is key to success. The author is a living testament to this philosophy. 

Lord Bell, Executive Chairman of Bell Pottinger 

Drawing from his own experience founding and running a global communications agency, Lewis not only reveals his own secrets of success but details the personal stories of a diverse range of leaders from business people, to artists; from academics to the military; from religious figures to politicians.  

What connects them makes fascinating reading: they all reveal that their most inspirational ideas come, not when they are at a desk in the office, but when they are relaxed, uninterrupted and truly able to think creatively. 

Too Fast to Think perfectly captures the zeitgeist of our exhausted world. It resonated profoundly with me both as an entrepreneur and as a parent.

Alison Cork, Entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster 


Including endorsements from former US Presidential advisor, Pippa Malmgren, PR industry expert Mark Borkowski, Executive Chairman of Bell Pottinger, Lord Bell, Chairman of Risk Capital, Luke Johnson and many more, Too Fast To Think provides not only personal accounts of imaginative success, idea development and leadership from the world’s top figures, but also offers real-world advice on how to harness your creative potential while living a healthier, more balanced and more productive life.

Author proceeds from sales of Too Fast To Think will go to the charitable foundation Kupambana



Chris Lewis is the founder and CEO of LEWIS. He is a skilled media trainer who coaches senior politicians, business people and celebrities. Chris works closely with Chelsea College of Arts and the Royal Society. He is also a published author and journalist who has written for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Guardian. Since founding LEWIS in 1995, it has grown at an average rate in excess of 25 per cent per annum to become one of the largest marketing and communications agencies in the world.

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