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If you’re a productivity nerd like us, you’re about to be in for a TREAT with today’s episodeeee!!! We have the honor of talking to one of our favorite authors today - a man who’s transformed our views on productivity and technology - Cal Newport.
Cal is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, where he specializes in the theory of distributed systems, as well as a New York Times bestselling author who writes for a broader audience about the intersection of technology and culture. He’s the author of seven books, including Digital Minimalism and Deep Work, which have been published in over thirty languages. He’s also a regular contributor on these topics to national publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Wired, and is a frequent guest on NPR.
Soooo basically, Cal’s a genius and we’re so excited to have today’s conversation with him.
In today’s episode, we dive into the topic of Cal’s latest book, A World Without Email. You’re gonna get a nice kick in the pants today on how you’re spending your time with the tech in your business (or rather, how you’re likely wasting a lot of it) and how to change that. We talk about how you might be feeling “productive” by checking email every 6 minutes during a workday, but how that is destroying your productivity. Cal breaks down what he calls the “hyperactive hive mind workflow” and how it’s detrimental to the bottom line in your business. He gives you tangible tools, steps, and examples for you to take home and begin to implement.
SO if you’re the person who is spending their entire workday bouncing from emails to social media to slack channels back to emails constantly checking and responding to people…. Cal is about to blow your mind. Get ready to stop wasting your time with needless emails and other tech distractions and MOVE the needle in your business.
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