Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 109: How Much Should I Read?

June 28, 2021 Cal Newport Season 1 Episode 109
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 109: How Much Should I Read?
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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep. 109: How Much Should I Read?
Jun 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 109
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.


BOOK REPORT: The Square and the Tower [3:6]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - What should I do if I like my job but dislike the industry? [11:41]
 - How hard should I push back against a shallow company culture? [16:15]
 - Is productivity only for people with certain personality types? [25:05]
 - What is the best strategy for an aspiring academic? [27:30]
 - Should I ask experts or learn on my own? [29:23]
 - Can you tell me more about the CIA's mail tubes? [34:45]
 - How do I get on the New York Times bestseller list? [40:36]



DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - Is there value in keeping a daily record of significant activity? [49:50]
 - Can I pursue the deep life if I have mental health issues? [56:06]
 - Are there wrong ways to pursue the deep life? [1:00:22]
 - How much time do I (Cal) spend reading? [1:04:09]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music and Mark Miles for mastering.

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.


BOOK REPORT: The Square and the Tower [3:6]


DEEP WORK QUESTIONS

 - What should I do if I like my job but dislike the industry? [11:41]
 - How hard should I push back against a shallow company culture? [16:15]
 - Is productivity only for people with certain personality types? [25:05]
 - What is the best strategy for an aspiring academic? [27:30]
 - Should I ask experts or learn on my own? [29:23]
 - Can you tell me more about the CIA's mail tubes? [34:45]
 - How do I get on the New York Times bestseller list? [40:36]



DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS
 - Is there value in keeping a daily record of significant activity? [49:50]
 - Can I pursue the deep life if I have mental health issues? [56:06]
 - Are there wrong ways to pursue the deep life? [1:00:22]
 - How much time do I (Cal) spend reading? [1:04:09]


Thanks to Jay Kerstens for the intro music and Mark Miles for mastering.