Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 85: Are NFTs Frivolous or Fundamental?

April 05, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 85
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 85: Are NFTs Frivolous or Fundamental?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 85: Are NFTs Frivolous or Fundamental?
Apr 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 85
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: Are NFTs frivolous or fundamental? [6:57]

WORK QUESTIONS
 - Does a world without email mean the return of voicemail? [23:42]
 - Is Elon Musk right about not pursuing a PhD? [26:31]
 - Is mastery incompatible with the deep life? [28:47]
 - Do I need a todo list for my personal life? [39:15]
 - How do you come up with catchy phrases like "hyperactive hive mind"? [41:26]
 - Why am I wary of building a team? [44:12]

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS
 - How do I use the internet responsibly when there is so much information? [48:02]
 - How do I learn to code while working a demanding job? [49:33]
 - What are my (Cal) thoughts on Microsoft Teams? [55:41]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - How do I (Cal) spend my time outside of work and family? [58:49]
 - How do I unplug from the "productivity machine" and relax? [1:01:10]

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: Are NFTs frivolous or fundamental? [6:57]

WORK QUESTIONS
 - Does a world without email mean the return of voicemail? [23:42]
 - Is Elon Musk right about not pursuing a PhD? [26:31]
 - Is mastery incompatible with the deep life? [28:47]
 - Do I need a todo list for my personal life? [39:15]
 - How do you come up with catchy phrases like "hyperactive hive mind"? [41:26]
 - Why am I wary of building a team? [44:12]

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS
 - How do I use the internet responsibly when there is so much information? [48:02]
 - How do I learn to code while working a demanding job? [49:33]
 - What are my (Cal) thoughts on Microsoft Teams? [55:41]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - How do I (Cal) spend my time outside of work and family? [58:49]
 - How do I unplug from the "productivity machine" and relax? [1:01:10]

Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.