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159: Cal Newport | Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

159: Cal Newport | Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Update: 2019-02-1128
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Cal Newport researches cutting-edge technology and writes about the impact of these innovations on society. He is the author of Deep Work, So Good They Can't Ignore You, and Digital Minimalism.


What We Discuss with Cal Newport:



  • Why focus in our modern era of endless technological distractions is the new IQ.

  • Why your greatest competitive advantage may lie simply around decluttering and resetting that focus.

  • The best ways to declutter the mental landscape to optimize your capacity to focus.

  • How Henry David Thoreau's analog lessons from Walden can be applied to your 21st century digital lifestyle.

  • How you can use technology to improve your daily life without becoming absorbed by its distractions.

  • And much more...


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Comments (12)

Niki Torres

Laughed so hard when Jordan mentioned the Facebook birthday thing and using that to prune friends list cause I did that too! 😂

Mar 4th
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Jordan Harbinger

Niki Torres Such a good idea right?

Mar 4th
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Travis Barton

loved this episode. it was just the push I needed to finally deactivate my Facebook account and delete the app from my phone. one day in and I can already feel the withdrawal symptoms.. scary! however ive already been hundreds of times more productive and satisfied. thanks so much!

Mar 1st
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Jordan Harbinger

Travis Barton Glad to hear it man!

Mar 2nd
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Dimitry Mercier

I really liked this episode. It seemed to me that it was different than the show's more pragmatic guests but it was still helpful in a "je ne sais quoi" sort of way

Feb 19th
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Jordan Harbinger

Dimitry Mercier Ah right on!

Feb 21st
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Dimitry Mercier

Jordan Harbinger The most recent one with Cesar Milan

Feb 20th
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Carlos Finn

Btw I LOVE this show, esp. this episode

Feb 16th
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Jordan Harbinger

Carlos Finn Hey thanks Carlos! ‘Preciate you bro

Feb 17th
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Carlos Finn

I think the term you guys are looking for is digital REHAB

Feb 16th
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Jordan Harbinger

Carlos Finn Good call.

Feb 17th
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159: Cal Newport | Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

159: Cal Newport | Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

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