Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep.147: Why Did I Never Join Social Media?

November 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 147
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Ep.147: Why Did I Never Join Social Media?
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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:

- Are some people more suited for deep work than others?  [4:54]
- How do I tame post-shutdown excitement?   [8:33]
- How to I deal with ambiguous deep work?  [14:41]
- Can you  (Cal) elaborate on the Friction/Flow/Finalization project pathway?  [17:41] 
- How do you time-block plan in a company obsessed with last minute meetings?  [23:21]


DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS:

- Are you (Cal) a control freak?  [41:16]
- What have you (Cal) learned from the pandemic?  [45:07]
- Would you (Cal) do your CS research and writing if you couldn’t share it?  [51:54]
- How did you (Cal) never get tempted to join a social media platform?  [56:11]
- Is the monastic life the ultimate deep life?  [59:24]



Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

Are some people more suited for deep work than others?
How do I tame post-shutdown excitement?
How to I deal with ambiguous deep work?
Can you (Cal) elaborate on the Friction/Flow/Finalization project pathway?
How do you time-block plan in a company obsessed with last minute meetings?
Are you (Cal) a control freak?
What have you (Cal) learned from the pandemic?
Would you (Cal) do your CS research and writing if you couldn’t share it?
How did you (Cal) never get tempted to join a social media platform?
Is the monastic life the ultimate deep life?