Jason Hartman talks with Cal Newport, Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. The two discuss how our smartphone and social media addictions have caused us to fall into a life that’s allowed corporations to subject us to non-stop ads and shape our consumer habits. Cal explains how his books, Deep Work and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, can help you regain your life.
[2:00] Cal explains the foundation for his two popular books.
[3:51] Modern digital handheld devices offer a true test of a person’s ability to focus.
[6:21] Measuring the impact of your digital behavior to make a bigger impact.
[10:48] How to break the addiction of digital devices.
[16:19] Developing a Deep Work habit.
[21:59] The distinction between productivity and true productivity.
[23:20] Apps and strategies for people who need to maintain connections but also want to focus.
[26:06] The title So Good They Can’t Ignore You was inspired by Steve Martin.
[30:40] Social Media doesn’t add much profit to your business unless your business is social media.
Guest: Cal Newport
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