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Cal Newport is the author of How to Win at College and How to Become a Straight-A Student. He graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a Ph.D. from MIT. His writing has appeared in national publications, and he is the founder of Study Hacks, the Web's most popular student advice blog.

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Nom oficial
Newport, Calvin C.
Data de naixement
1982-06-23
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
Educació
Dartmouth College (BA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD|Computer Science)
Professions
professor
Agent
Abkemeier, Laurie (DeFiore and Company)
Biografia breu
Cal Newport is a tenured professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to his academic work, Newport writes about the intersection of these technologies with our personal and professional lives. Newport's ideas have been published in top print publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times, but as a dedicate digital minimalist, Newport has never had a social media account.

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This is a fantastic read; perhaps the kind of book an engineer would write. Cal is direct in almost all his points and even while substantiating his points, he doesn't belabor the point. It is very much in stark contrast to the other books I have read from authors such as "Talent Is Overrated", "Grit", and "Outliers."

Anyone who is interested in learning about how people achieve success, should definitely read it. I think, human's have a natural fascination for a good story due to which given a choice between truth and a good story, they inevitably choose the "good story." Just like what happened in the case of "Pi," fiction (especially inspirational fiction) makes a much better selling material than plain old truth.

The book challenges the fundamental assumption that "following one's passion" yields success. Perhaps it is a classic case of confusing between cause and effect. Cal goes on to build his own theory of success. It is quite interesting and definitely worth a read. Unfortunately, as in most cases the answer is rather "complex" and definitely not "formulaic." However, I prefer his formulation to Steve Job's formulation - "follow your passion." As the saying goes - it is better to be vaguely right and than be precisely wrong!
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dhrona | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
The first part of the book really tries to sell you on the value of deep work (vs. shallow work). I didn't really need the sales pitch, I'm already in on the value. But the later parts of the book provide practical applications and suggestions on how and when to set yourself up for deep work, how to avoid or minimize shallow work, and how to avoid distractions while maintaining focus.
 
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teejayhanton | Hi ha 77 ressenyes més | Mar 22, 2024 |
A LOT to chew through in this book. The first part is all about what email has done to the workforce (knowledge workers specifically). The second part is how to get away from email.

I flagged a LOT of pages to go back and process again. Great info and some good framework ideas for companies, teams, etc. looking to move away from the constant hive mind mentality of email.
 
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teejayhanton | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Mar 22, 2024 |
So much great information and scary realizations happening in this book. I've been considering my social media and computer use for quite a while and Digital Minimalism has pushed me into changing my habits. I'm planning a detox next month and filling my time with more reading (and some drawing)!

Even if you don't think you have a social media or digital problem ... everybody should read this book so they can realize that THEY are the product, not the consumer. That and learn to be more mindful and intentional with your time.… (més)
 
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