Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 65: Is Productivity Bad?

January 25, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 65
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 65: Is Productivity Bad?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 65: Is Productivity Bad?
Jan 25, 2021 Season 1 Episode 65
Cal Newport

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.

DEEP DIVE: Is productivity good or bad? [4:28]

WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do you extract good career advice from successful people? [19:16]
 - How do I improve my GRE score? [27:38]
 - Is there a category of work between deep and shallow? [29:53]
 - Should high school students time block? [31:53]
 - How should I search for my first job during the pandemic? [37:33]

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Can psychedelics play a role in the deep life? [45:19]
 - What are my favorite single-use technologies? [49:22]
 - Are AI-based writing suggestions a problem? [52:20]
 - What social internet technologies deserve a resurgence? [57:34]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How can I work deeply in a small apartment? [1:01:58]
 - How do I help people who hate self help? [1:08:18]
 - How can I encourage my friends to be deeper? [1:12:18]

Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.

Show Notes

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.

DEEP DIVE: Is productivity good or bad? [4:28]

WORK QUESTIONS

 - How do you extract good career advice from successful people? [19:16]
 - How do I improve my GRE score? [27:38]
 - Is there a category of work between deep and shallow? [29:53]
 - Should high school students time block? [31:53]
 - How should I search for my first job during the pandemic? [37:33]

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

 - Can psychedelics play a role in the deep life? [45:19]
 - What are my favorite single-use technologies? [49:22]
 - Are AI-based writing suggestions a problem? [52:20]
 - What social internet technologies deserve a resurgence? [57:34]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How can I work deeply in a small apartment? [1:01:58]
 - How do I help people who hate self help? [1:08:18]
 - How can I encourage my friends to be deeper? [1:12:18]

Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.