Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 49: Organizing Massive Projects, Taming IM, and Exploring the Deep Life Canon

November 30, 2020 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 49
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 49: Organizing Massive Projects, Taming IM, and Exploring the Deep Life Canon
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 49: Organizing Massive Projects, Taming IM, and Exploring the Deep Life Canon
Nov 30, 2020 Season 1 Episode 49
Cal Newport

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about organizing massive projects, taming IM, and elaborating the books I would include in the Deep Life Canon.

To submit your own questions, sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com. You can also 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:


DEEP DIVE: The Deep Reset, Part 1

WORK QUESTIONS

 - The limits of deliberate practice? [12:09]
 - Getting started on massive projects. [20:11] 
 - Social media and the dissemination of academic research. [25:04]
 - Digital time blocking. [31:59]
 - My opinion on GTD-style contexts. [35:50]  
 - When a job requires social media use. [40:01]
 

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Taming IM. [42:13]
 - How to attend online classes. [50:08]
 - Breaking a YouTube addiction. [1:00:30]
 - Controlling heavy RSS use. [1:03:40]
 - On the phenomenology of technology. [1:06:31] 


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - Deciding when to give up on a book [1:12:25].
 - Dealing with an overwhelming amount of advice. [1:14:05]
 - Living deeply in high school. [1:17:30] 
 - The Deep Life Canon. [1:23:47]


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

Show Notes

In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about organizing massive projects, taming IM, and elaborating the books I would include in the Deep Life Canon.

To submit your own questions, sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com. You can also 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:


DEEP DIVE: The Deep Reset, Part 1

WORK QUESTIONS

 - The limits of deliberate practice? [12:09]
 - Getting started on massive projects. [20:11] 
 - Social media and the dissemination of academic research. [25:04]
 - Digital time blocking. [31:59]
 - My opinion on GTD-style contexts. [35:50]  
 - When a job requires social media use. [40:01]
 

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Taming IM. [42:13]
 - How to attend online classes. [50:08]
 - Breaking a YouTube addiction. [1:00:30]
 - Controlling heavy RSS use. [1:03:40]
 - On the phenomenology of technology. [1:06:31] 


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - Deciding when to give up on a book [1:12:25].
 - Dealing with an overwhelming amount of advice. [1:14:05]
 - Living deeply in high school. [1:17:30] 
 - The Deep Life Canon. [1:23:47]


Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.