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Cal Newport is the author of How to Win at College and How to Become a Straight-A Student. He graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a Ph.D. from MIT. His writing has appeared in national publications, and he is the founder of Study Hacks, the Web's most popular student advice blog.

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Newport, Calvin C.
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
Dartmouth College (BA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD|Computer Science)
Abkemeier, Laurie (DeFiore and Company)
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Cal Newport is a tenured professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to his academic work, Newport writes about the intersection of these technologies with our personal and professional lives. Newport's ideas have been published in top print publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times, but as a dedicate digital minimalist, Newport has never had a social media account.



DNF @50%

Mostly focuses on recounting famous people or regular folks processes/issues as examples - it wasn’t for me.
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spiritedstardust | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
I liked his recommendation to be very intentional about the information we consume.

Now I want to read an earlier book that will perhaps be more general: [b:Minimalism: The Path to an Organized, Stress-free and Decluttered Life|35285885|Minimalism The Path to an Organized, Stress-free and Decluttered Life|Gwyneth Snow|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1496395912l/35285885._SY75_.jpg|56648147]

Contents (the numbered chapters & some subsections)
1. A lopsided arms race - An overview of the problem
2. Digital minimalism - anecdotes of people who chose to not get sucked in.
2.1. Define your technology rules
2. 2. Take a 30 day break
2. 3. Reintroduce technology
3. The digital declutter
4. Spend time alone
4.1. A great deal about the solitude that Abraham Lincoln found away from the White House
4.2. Other (famous) people who valued solitude
4.3. A number of books are cited in this chapter (there is not a bibliography at the end, and book references are throughout the text)
4.4. The value of long walks
5. Don’t click “Like”
5. 1. The default network - the social network
5. 2. Reclaiming conversation (there is a book by that title by Turkle)
5. 3. Practice: Don’t click “Like”
5. 4. Practice: Consolidating texting - only do it during certain times of the day
6. Reclaim leisure
6.1. Create a seasonal plan which is reviewed weekly
7. Join the attention resistance

There was a review of this book that was so impressive that I paid full price for the Kindle edition. However, this is a topic that is very much set in the current generation. Years from now something else will be the current worry.
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bread2u | 43 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
Compared to some of Newport's other books, the concept in this one felt more 'cobbled together'. Some exciting ideas and good anecdotes.
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MaidMeri | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 14, 2024 |
This was a nice quick read. My main issue is it felt more like a confection than a full meal. There are some good ideas here (and some I've come across previously - I strongly suspect one of my previous managers read an earlier book by this author) but it felt as though they weren't explored as fully as they could have been. Having said that, Cal Newport has a really nice writing style and a deft hand with interweaving anecdotes into the text.

I'll likely be passing this on (but this isn't an indication of the book itself, more a case of a severe lack of shelf space)… (lisätietoja)
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Damiella | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 8, 2024 |



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