Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 27: Inside My Planning Discipline, the Joys and Sorrows of Slack, and Finding Depth Among Shallow Friends | DEEP QUESTIONS

September 14, 2020 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 27
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 27: Inside My Planning Discipline, the Joys and Sorrows of Slack, and Finding Depth Among Shallow Friends | DEEP QUESTIONS
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 27: Inside My Planning Discipline, the Joys and Sorrows of Slack, and Finding Depth Among Shallow Friends | DEEP QUESTIONS
Sep 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 27
Cal Newport

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about what’s on my weekly plan at the moment, the complicated impact of Slack, and pursuing depth among friends more interested in fun.

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. You can submit audio questions at https://www.speakpipe.com/CalNewport

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

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


WORK QUESTIONS

* Is monthly planning necessary? (Bonus: A look at my current plans) [2:12] 

* Breaking up time blocks [10:03]

* Debunking writer’s blocks [11:28]

* Favoritism versus career capital [17:56]

* When to stop studying [27:35]

* Getting back up when struggling in your work [30:19]


QUESTION ROULETTE [34:58]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

* The productivity apps I use [42:49]

* Do academics need good digital presences? [43:37]

* Leaving social media when you can’t leave the house [45:13]

* The mixed impact of the rise of Slack [50:53]


BACKSTAGE PASS [57:41]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

* Finding a calling when you’re interesting in many things [1:01:57]

* Sticking to the deep life when you’re friends are deeply into the fun life (Bonus: tales from my one day as a Dartmouth frat brother) [1:07:14]


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

Show Notes

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about what’s on my weekly plan at the moment, the complicated impact of Slack, and pursuing depth among friends more interested in fun.

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. You can submit audio questions at https://www.speakpipe.com/CalNewport

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

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


WORK QUESTIONS

* Is monthly planning necessary? (Bonus: A look at my current plans) [2:12] 

* Breaking up time blocks [10:03]

* Debunking writer’s blocks [11:28]

* Favoritism versus career capital [17:56]

* When to stop studying [27:35]

* Getting back up when struggling in your work [30:19]


QUESTION ROULETTE [34:58]


TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

* The productivity apps I use [42:49]

* Do academics need good digital presences? [43:37]

* Leaving social media when you can’t leave the house [45:13]

* The mixed impact of the rise of Slack [50:53]


BACKSTAGE PASS [57:41]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

* Finding a calling when you’re interesting in many things [1:01:57]

* Sticking to the deep life when you’re friends are deeply into the fun life (Bonus: tales from my one day as a Dartmouth frat brother) [1:07:14]


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.