Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 13: Where I Work, Convincing Students to Disconnect, and Applying Deep Work to Deep Social Problems | DEEP QUESTIONS

July 27, 2020 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 13
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 13: Where I Work, Convincing Students to Disconnect, and Applying Deep Work to Deep Social Problems | DEEP QUESTIONS
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 13: Where I Work, Convincing Students to Disconnect, and Applying Deep Work to Deep Social Problems | DEEP QUESTIONS
Jul 27, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
Cal Newport

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions on where I work (hint: an absurd number of different places), convincing students to disconnect, and applying deep work to deep social problems, among many other topics.

I need more audio questions for my habit tune-up mini-episodes. You can submit your audio questions at https://www.speakpipe.com/CalNewport

I will be sending out a new request for text questions to my mailing list soon. You can sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com.

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Here’s the full list of topics tackled in today’s episode along with the timestamps:

 * My (many) deep work environments [1:50] 

 * Law firms are deep work disasters [6:42] 
 
 * On the deepness of business development efforts [13:03] 

 * Deep work for high school teachers [14:17] 

 * The danger of using random masters degree to "fix" your professional life [17:04] 

 * On becoming a great thinker (in graduate school) [18:26] 

 * Question Roulette: coping with mission failure. [20:12]

 * My book writing toolbox [24:38] 

 * The myth of the necessity of social media for professional success (rant alert!) [26:56] 

 * Getting students to disconnect [31:19] 

 * On social media and democratization movements [34:48]

 * The right order to teach my books [39:54] 

 * Moving past repeated failures to minimize technology use [44:48] 

 * Finding motivation to get things done (sermon alert!) [44:48] 

 * Deep work on deep social problems [52:37] 


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

Show Notes

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions on where I work (hint: an absurd number of different places), convincing students to disconnect, and applying deep work to deep social problems, among many other topics.

I need more audio questions for my habit tune-up mini-episodes. You can submit your audio questions at https://www.speakpipe.com/CalNewport

I will be sending out a new request for text questions to my mailing list soon. You can sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com.

Please consider subscribing (which helps iTunes rankings) and leaving a review or rating (which helps new listeners consider the show).

Here’s the full list of topics tackled in today’s episode along with the timestamps:

 * My (many) deep work environments [1:50] 

 * Law firms are deep work disasters [6:42] 
 
 * On the deepness of business development efforts [13:03] 

 * Deep work for high school teachers [14:17] 

 * The danger of using random masters degree to "fix" your professional life [17:04] 

 * On becoming a great thinker (in graduate school) [18:26] 

 * Question Roulette: coping with mission failure. [20:12]

 * My book writing toolbox [24:38] 

 * The myth of the necessity of social media for professional success (rant alert!) [26:56] 

 * Getting students to disconnect [31:19] 

 * On social media and democratization movements [34:48]

 * The right order to teach my books [39:54] 

 * Moving past repeated failures to minimize technology use [44:48] 

 * Finding motivation to get things done (sermon alert!) [44:48] 

 * Deep work on deep social problems [52:37] 


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.