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April 12, 2017

Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work

Cal Newport on Distractions, Focus and Deep Work

Cal Newport, author of So Good They Can't Ignore You, and Deep Work talks about identifying distractions, honing the skill of focus through deep work.


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.

In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.

Make sure to check out Brett Kelly’s Evernote Essentials as a tool Erik uses for deep work.

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