Cal Newport

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.

His Work Process:


Books

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he celebrates the power of its opposite: the ability to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks; a skill he calls “deep work.”

Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed—preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work— but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.


Features

Interviews

 GE 91: How to Find Fulfilling Work: The Framework by Best Selling Author of ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ Cal Newport

 SPI 255: Deep Work with Cal Newport

Useful Articles:

 Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It