Tony Schwartz had a good post on HBR Blog Network, "Slow Down, You Move Too Fast". Two excerpts are worth noting:
"Speed is the enemy of depth, nuance, subtlety, attention to detail, reflection, learning, and rich relationships — the enemy of much, in short, that makes life worth living. "
"Speed is a source of stimulation and fleeting pleasure. Slowing down is a route to depth, more enduring satisfaction, and to excellence."
The complete article is here.