Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 99: Should I Move to Sweden or Make Money?

May 24, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 99
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 99: Should I Move to Sweden or Make Money?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 99: Should I Move to Sweden or Make Money?
May 24, 2021 Season 1 Episode 99
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: How Can I Significantly Reduce Email? [6:30]

DEEP WORK QUESTIONS:

 - How do I account for transition time between time blocks? [20:20]
 - Rant Alert: How do I creeping combat corporate complexity?[21:58]
 - How do I identify processes to optimize? [29:58]
 - How much should one rely on technology to think? [33:10] 
 - How important is memorization in deep work? [36:07]
 - Should I move to Sweden or make more money? [38:09]  
 - Should I take a promotion that requires lots of shallow work? [46:50]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS: 

 - Would people use Facebook if it cost money? [52:54]
 - Do you (Cal) identify with philosophy of Ayn Rand? [57:56]
 - How do you balance discipline and enjoyment in leisure? [59:03]
 - What's the best way to prioritize which books to read? [1:03:18]

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: How Can I Significantly Reduce Email? [6:30]

DEEP WORK QUESTIONS:

 - How do I account for transition time between time blocks? [20:20]
 - Rant Alert: How do I creeping combat corporate complexity?[21:58]
 - How do I identify processes to optimize? [29:58]
 - How much should one rely on technology to think? [33:10] 
 - How important is memorization in deep work? [36:07]
 - Should I move to Sweden or make more money? [38:09]  
 - Should I take a promotion that requires lots of shallow work? [46:50]

DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS: 

 - Would people use Facebook if it cost money? [52:54]
 - Do you (Cal) identify with philosophy of Ayn Rand? [57:56]
 - How do you balance discipline and enjoyment in leisure? [59:03]
 - What's the best way to prioritize which books to read? [1:03:18]

Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.