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Cal Newport



Cal Newport, PhD, is an American author and presenter best known for his work on cultivating attention and focus in the digital age as well as his disavowal of social media, as shared in his widely shared TEDx Talk on the dangers of social media addiction.

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Quit Social Media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

Deep work' will make you better at what you do. You will achieve more in less time. And feel the sense of true fulfillment that comes from the mastery of a skill.

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time.

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Professor Explains Why & How You Should Quit Social Media | Cal Newport & Lewis Howes

Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University. In addition to academic research, he writes about the intersection of technology and society. He’s particularly interested in the impact of new technologies on our ability to perform productive work or lead satisfying lives.

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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.

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Studying through Active Recall

Dr. Cal Newport: Studying through Active Recall

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A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload

From New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport comes a bold vision for liberating workers from the tyranny of the inbox--and unleashing a new era of productivity. Modern knowledge workers communicate constantly.

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So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Cal Newport’s clearly written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person’s talent and skill—and not necessarily their passion—that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a PhD.

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Why You Should Do A Digital Detox - Cal Newport

Georgetown University professor and author Cal Newport explains why you should unplug from your electronics and take a 30 day "digital detox."

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The Great Cubicle Escape

What happens when daydreams about moving to the country suddenly become possible?

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Can Virtual Reality Fix the Workplace?

The struggle to create a digital alternative to the analog office.

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