Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 101: Does Productivity Impede the Deep Life?

May 31, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 101
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 101: Does Productivity Impede the Deep Life?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 101: Does Productivity Impede the Deep Life?
May 31, 2021 Season 1 Episode 101
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 WORK QUESTIONS

 - Should I maintain a day free from all work? [3:55]
 - How do I take notes on a Kindle? [9:06]
 - How an I integrate accountability with my time-block planning? (Bonus rant on making workloads transparent.) [11:31]
 - How do I avoid over-structuring my life as a student? [19:49]
 - What is my (Cal) computer science research about? [21:35]
 - What is the best productivity system for someone who manages hundreds of tasks across numerous projects? [25:26]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do you decide when to commit to a new role or project? [34:07
 - Are my (Cal) ideas on passion in stark contrast to most philosophers? [39:44]
 - Have I (Cal) started a new book yet? [44:25]
 - Should I spend time on investing or my side project? [45:07]
 - What is the role of productivity in the deep life? [51:19]


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 WORK QUESTIONS

 - Should I maintain a day free from all work? [3:55]
 - How do I take notes on a Kindle? [9:06]
 - How an I integrate accountability with my time-block planning? (Bonus rant on making workloads transparent.) [11:31]
 - How do I avoid over-structuring my life as a student? [19:49]
 - What is my (Cal) computer science research about? [21:35]
 - What is the best productivity system for someone who manages hundreds of tasks across numerous projects? [25:26]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS

 - How do you decide when to commit to a new role or project? [34:07
 - Are my (Cal) ideas on passion in stark contrast to most philosophers? [39:44]
 - Have I (Cal) started a new book yet? [44:25]
 - Should I spend time on investing or my side project? [45:07]
 - What is the role of productivity in the deep life? [51:19]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music.