WHAT THEY SAY

 

"I challenge you not to devour this wonderful book in one sitting."

-Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism

“What a timely and useful book! It's neither hysterical nor complacent - a workable guide to being thoughtful about digital media. It's already made me rethink some of my media use in a considered way.”

- Naomi Alderman, author of The Power

"This book is an urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life."

- Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way

"You’re not the user, you’re the product. Hang up, log off, and tune in to a different way to be in the world. Bravo, Cal. Smart advice for good people."

- Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing

“Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don’t, bring value to your life.”

- Ezra Klein, founder of Vox.com


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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

 

February 8

Minimalism Grows…

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 […]


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February 1

The Beginning of a Digital Revolution?

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 […]


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January 29

Adam Savage and the IRL Digital Revolution

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 […]


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January 12

Why You Should Pre-Order Digital Minimalism

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 […]


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January 8

Are Smartphones Necessary Anymore?

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 […]


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