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“A World Without Email crystallizes what so many of us feel intuitively but haven’t been able to explain: the way we’re working isn’t working. Cal Newport charts a path back to sanity, offering a variety of road-tested practices to help us escape the tyranny of our inboxes and achieve a calmer, more intentional, and more productive working life.”

--Drew Houston, cofounder and CEO of Dropbox

“This book is a call to action. Newport suggests that now is the time to reimagine work with the specific goal of optimizing our brain’s ability to sustainably add value. Don’t let your teams and organizations lose out any further—read this book to help you get started.”

--Leslie A. Perlow, author of Sleeping with Your Smartphone and professor of leadership at Harvard Business School

“This new work from Cal Newport goes beyond hacking at the branches of the email problem and strikes right at the root of it. This is a bold, visionary, almost prophetic book that challenges the status quo. If you want to peer into what the future of work could look like, read this book now.”

--Greg McKeown, New York Times bestselling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


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ABOUT CAL NEWPORT

 

I'm a computer science professor at Georgetown University who is also a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work, which have been published in over 35 languages. In addition to my books, I'm a regular contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times, and WIRED, a frequent guest on NPR, and the host of the popular Deep Questions podcast. I've been publishing articles here at calnewport.com and on my email newsletter for over a decade.



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STUDY HACKS BLOG

 

September 20

Your Work Matters. Build Your Schedule Accordingly.

About halfway through Laura Vanderkam’s sharp new productivity guide, Tranquility by Tuesday, we’re introduced to Elizabeth, an education professor who, worried about her ticking tenure clock, came to Laura for time management advice. Elizabeth was struggling to find time for her research. Her husband and two children had followed her to northern Long Island to […]


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September 9

Whitman in the Knapsack: Mary Oliver and the Power of Walking in Nature

Among those who find pleasure in cataloging the habits and rituals of prodigious creatives, the poet Mary Oliver is a familiar companion. Her commitment to long walks outdoors, scribbling notes in a cloth-bound notebook, is both archetypical and approachable. This vision of Oliver finding inspiration in her close observations of nature, made as she wanders […]


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August 25

The Most Important Piece of Career Advice You Probably Never Heard

This essay was inspired by Top Performer, the online course about engineering a more meaningful and satisfying career that I designed with Scott Young. The new and improved version of this course will be open for new registrations next week. Find out more here. In the spring of 2008, I published one of the more […]


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August 8

New Study Confirms the Value of Solitude

  In my book Digital Minimalism, I emphasized the danger of a newly-emerged condition that I called “solitude deprivation.” As I wrote, the introduction of the smartphone caused our relationship with distraction to mutate into something new: “At the slightest hint of boredom, you can now surreptitiously glance at any number of apps or mobile-adapted websites […]


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August 1

TikTok’s Poison Pill

Just a few months ago, it seemed that the biggest social media news of the year would be Elon Musk’s flirtations with buying Twitter (see, for example, my article from May). Recently, however, a new story has sucked up an increasing amount of oxygen from this space: TikTok’s challenge to the legacy social platforms. Last […]


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