ABOUT CAL NEWPORT
My name is Cal Newport. I’m a computer science professor at Georgetown University who studies the theory of distributed systems.
In addition to my academic work, I’ve also written six books and numerous articles and essays for the general public. In recent years, my writing has focused on the intersection of technology and culture. I’m particularly interested in the impact of new technologies on our ability to perform productive work, and to lead interesting and satisfying lives.
My new book, Digital Minimalism, argues that we should be much more selective about the technologies we adopt in our personal lives, and my previous book, the bestseller Deep Work, argued that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace.
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STUDY HACKS BLOG
I only rarely write administrative posts, but because this is the launch week for my new book, I figured I’m due a break on this rule. With this in mind, I want to share a few more interesting pieces of news coverage on Digital Minimalism. Before I do, two quick notes: First, if you live […]
It’s hard for me to believe that we’re finally here, but my new book, Digital Minimalism, comes out on Tuesday. The early buzz about the book has exceeded my expectations, which helps validate a trend that I’ve been noticing over the past year or so: people seem like they’re finally ready to consider serious changes to […]
Myth Confirmed I recently started re-watching old Mythbusters episodes with my two oldest boys — and we’re having a blast. The original series, which ran on the Discovery Channel from 2006 to 2016, was hosted by special effects engineers Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Curious about what happened to Jamie and Adam after the series […]
My new book, Digital Minimalism, which comes out on February 5th, is available for pre-order. If you live in the US, you can pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or a local bookstore (as well as many other retailers). If you live in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India or Africa, you can pre-order the UK edition […]
When I was researching Digital Minimalism, I came across an interesting article written by Vlad Savov for The Verge. It was titled: “It’s time to bring back the dumb phone.” I’ve both read and written numerous articles about the negative aspects of the modern smartphone, and have interviewed many people who have returned to a simpler […]