86 minutes | Mar 25, 2024

How To Be Productive Without Burning Out | Cal Newport

Slow productivity: achievement without burnout.

Cal Newport is a professor of computer science at Georgetown University where he is also a founding member of the Center for Digital Ethics. In addition to his academic work, Newport is a New York Times bestselling author who writes for a general audience about the intersection of technology, productivity, and culture. His books have sold millions of copies and been translated into over forty languages. He is also a contributor to The New Yorker and hosts the popular Deep Questions podcast.  

In this episode we talk about:

  • How overload culture wears us out and makes us less productive
  • The rise of “pseudo-productivity” in office culture 
  • The three tenets of slow productivity: do fewer things, work at a natural pace, and obsess over quality

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