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Cal Newport is a computer science professor and the New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work. He writes about technology and the way it can both support and impede our efforts to live more meaningful, productive lives. In this podcast, he answers questions from his readers about work, technology, and the deep life.

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Cal Newport is a computer science professor and the New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work. He writes about technology and the way it can both support and impede our efforts to live more meaningful, productive lives. In this podcast, he answers questions from his readers about work, technology, and the deep life.

    Ep. 65: Is Productivity Bad?

    Ep. 65: Is Productivity Bad?

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.DEEP DIVE: Is productivity good or bad? [4:28]WORK QUESTIONS - How do you extract good career...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 64: Habit Tune-Up: A Look Inside My Book Research Systems

    Ep. 64: Habit Tune-Up: A Look Inside My Book Research Systems

    Below are the topics covered in today's mini-episode (with timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.- Dealing with boring (but important) work. [8:11]- Best tools for day planning. [18:26]- An insider...

    • 45 min
    Ep. 63: How Do I Minimize Meetings?

    Ep. 63: How Do I Minimize Meetings?

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.WORK QUESTIONS - How do I minimize meetings at my large corporation? [5:01] - Hod do I accomplish...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 62: Habit Tune-Up: Managing Information in Your Inbox

    Ep. 62: Habit Tune-Up: Managing Information in Your Inbox

    Below are the topics covered in today's mini-episode (with timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.- "Thank you" emails and overload. [3:14]- Managing information contained in emails. [5:35]- Dividing...

    • 40 min
    Ep. 61: How Should I Tackle Big Projects?

    Ep. 61: How Should I Tackle Big Projects?

    Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.Deep Dive: Executing Big Projects [10:18]WORK QUESTIONS - Is pairing a problem for programmers?...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 60: Habit Tune-Up: Getting Things Done on Distracting Days

    Ep. 60: Habit Tune-Up: Getting Things Done on Distracting Days

    Below are the topics covered in today's mini-episode (with timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.- Reflections on productivity during distracting events. [3:35]- Trouble getting started. [12:09]-...

    • 46 min

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