Cal Newport


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Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. He has also written three popular books of unconventional advice for students. His ideas and writing are frequently featured in major publications and on TV and radio.

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Has the Shift Toward Neuro-Productivity Already Begun?


A reader recently pointed me toward an interesting new feature Microsoft added to its widely-used Outlook email and calendar software: support for deep work.


Outlook users can now create a personal “focus plan” that measures how many hours they’re spending dedicated to undistracted work, and can automatically schedule these blocks. Though the tool uses the term “focus time” to label these effor

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“Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.”
Cal newport, So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

“If you don’t produce, you won’t thrive—no matter how skilled or talented you are.”
Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.”
Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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