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My New Project

November 7th, 2012 · 155 comments

Max Jacob Newport. Born 11/6/12. Future Study Hacker…

155 thoughts on “My New Project

  1. Marrije says:

    Aaah, congratulations… What a beautiful little baby.

  2. kunlei says:


  3. Jeff says:


  4. Congrats, Cal, but something tells me that your wife did most of the work on this project. πŸ™‚

  5. Steven Davis says:

    Congratulations! My daughter is 17 months old today. Time to think about Deliberate Education.

  6. Lena says:

    Congratulations!!! He’s adorable! And he will grow up to be the most efficient student you ever saw. πŸ™‚

  7. Jing says:

    Congratulations! It still shows your work-life balance!

  8. Cole Matson says:

    Congratulations, and blessings on Max and his parents!

  9. Mary Ann says:

    Congratulations. May he bring you joy.

  10. Cole says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading for quite a while and I’m interested in hearing how this shifts your work-life balance. I have a 14 month old who was born as I was finishing my PhD and a newborn and I can say it really makes you prioritize!

  11. Daven B says:


  12. Becca says:

    Congratulations Cal!

  13. Greg says:

    Congratulations Cal!

  14. Kayode says:

    Congratulations man.

  15. Lyn says:


  16. Kianna says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family.

  17. T says:

    Congratulations and all the best to your family!

  18. Joy Casey says:

    Congratulations on “Your New Project!” You and your wife will have lots of fun and happiness “hacking” this particular project. BTW, I’ve read two of your book and loved them. I read: 1. So Good They Can’t Ignore You,” and “How to be a Straight A Student.” The other day, I sent my smartie son one of your (guest) posts on learning Linear Algebra quickly. Thanks so much for all you do…and again, CONGRATULATIONS!

  19. Simran says:

    Cutest thing — Congrats!!

  20. Claire says:


  21. farah says:

    congratulations! Mabrook! Best wishes!

  22. Kelly Chou says:

    Awww what a cute baby!

  23. Nuruddeen Lewis says:

    Congrats mate. I hope all is well.

  24. Erin Percival Carter says:


  25. Mir Nahid says:

    Congratulations!!! proud father of future study hacker

  26. JP Adams says:


  27. Bobby says:

    Congrats! I’ll be having mine in the next few days too, and I fully plan on turning him into a full blown renaissance man

  28. MB says:

    Congrats to you and your family!

  29. Amy says:

    Congratulations to all! Hope baby is doing well and mom resting comfortably.

  30. Euripides says:

    A great blessing for you and your wife!
    My theory is that there are only two stages in life–you guys have just entered the second stage!

  31. George D says:

    Productivity is alive and well.

  32. Luca Soldaini says:

    Congrats to you and your wife for such a beautiful baby!

  33. Sch3lp says:


  34. Andrew says:

    Congrats! Good looking guy!

    And what a day to be born! Whew.

  35. Jasmine says:

    Congrats!! πŸ™‚

  36. FrΓ©dΓ©ric says:


  37. Jordan says:

    Congratulations to you both!

  38. Renee says:

    A beautiful baby, a wonderful blessing. Congratulations to you and your wife.

  39. Laura says:

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful.

  40. Daniel says:


  41. Akshay "The Magnificent" says:

    Congratulations Cal…

  42. Claudia says:


  43. Huynh Ba Thanh says:

    Congrats to your family!

  44. Richard says:

    A great post! Considering this was posted on my birthday, November 7th, I’m predicting a great life for this Scorpio! Enjoy the ride!

  45. Dave says:

    Congrats… your life will never be the same
    Hope both Mom and Baby Max are doing well

  46. JD says:

    Best blog post ever! Congratulations!

    Good luck keeping your fixed schedule now. πŸ˜‰

  47. Andy D says:

    Cal !!!!, My most sincere congratulations. I am a college student, and over the last couple of years I have been deeply impacted by your books (including your last one). I very happy for you, and I am sure that your son will bring enormous satisfaction.
    I certainly wish that your son will be lucky enough to find people in his journey trough life that will provide him with quality advice and guidance, just as you do for so many of us.

    Congrats Cal!, You are now a Professor AND a FATHER!!, man, time flies.

  48. Basti says:


  49. Sara Martin says:

    Welcome to the world, Baby Max! Congratulations to you and your wife!

  50. Buz Dale says:


  51. Seonaid says:

    Huge congratulations and hope you enjoy these first precious weeks together. As the mother of two very young children, I’ll be really interested to hear how you adjust your schedule and life to make time for your new project!

  52. Mohamed says:

    Congrats Cal, I am your fan from Egypt :)))
    Max, your dad is the best

  53. Congratulations, Cal! Welcome, Max!

  54. Andy says:

    Congratulations Cal! Good luck focusing on anything else for the next few months…

  55. Kyle Pandapatan says:

    (Same as Mary)
    Congrats to Cal and wifey! Welcome to the world, Max! πŸ˜€

    From what parents have told me, I wish on you both the chance to get enough sleep. A path to experiment with new experiences opens. Haha, will we see baby/parent related “hacks” soon?

  56. Bill Seitz says:


    (Looking forward to revision of all your time management tactics :))

  57. ?? says:


  58. Lisa Barrie says:

    Congrats to you and your wife!

  59. Visitor, reader for three years says:

    Congratulations Cal! My congratulations to you and your family on its newest addition!

  60. Kevin says:


  61. Hearty congratulations.

  62. Bill W says:

    Congratulations Cal

    Your son is very blessed to have such an outstanding role model.

  63. Neal says:

    Bless you family. Cool name.

  64. Natalie says:

    I’m a long time reader of your blog. Congratulations to you and your family!!

  65. RaccoonGoon says:

    Congratulations Cal

  66. Rosa says:

    What a pleasant surprise! Congratulations!

  67. Giri says:

    Hearty welcome to little Max … πŸ™‚ Congrats to proud parents!!

  68. t says:


    Now begins the project of exquisite parenting to keep in tact what’s already there and yet society, family, culture will prompt a departure. Best to you and your efforts to keep in tact what’s already exquisitely there.



  69. Zafir says:

    Congratz Cal!

  70. Bipasha says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cuuuuute
    In india as soon as a kid is born its christened a future engineer/doctor.

  71. congratulations! good work so far, he looks perfect.

  72. Mahad says:

    So cute! You will be a great father Cal. Wish you all luck with the baby. I hope you will be able to sleep at nights – at least a few hours.

  73. Michal says:

    Great, congratulations! Great fun and joy ahead of you – guaranteed!

  74. Janelle says:

    Congratulations. What a cutie pie!

  75. Maxwellthedog says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

    Prepare to have your priorities (and calendar) rescheduled for you…

  76. Suzyn says:

    Congratulations! Your life will never be the same.

  77. Jim says:

    Max will be hacking you in no time. Seriously. πŸ™‚ Enjoy every moment of the “long, slow blink.”

  78. Alejandro says:

    Congrats, wish you and your family the best.

  79. Malloy says:

    Congrats on the new addition to your family!

  80. Julia says:

    Congratulations!!! hr is so lucky to have u as a dad who can guide u to right path

  81. June says:

    Woo Hoo.. A new baby born!super congrats and looking forward to the growing up of new study hacker πŸ™‚

  82. Jorge says:

    Oh boy, what a lucky child.

  83. Jarrett says:

    So precious! The start of a remarkable life, I’m sure. CONGRATS!

  84. Mariya says:

    Born 11/6/12. *Future President?

  85. hankC says:

    Best of luck to Max! Bet he’ll have a properly educated education.

  86. Dear Author of Excellent Guides for the Perplexed,

    Interested in learning how new parents in another country manage to get plenty of sleep? Read Pam Druckerman’s superb–and very funny–book Bringing Up BΓ©BΓ©.

  87. Rucha says:

    Congratulations Cal!! πŸ™‚

  88. Heather says:

    Is it too soon to ask you to write “how to be a superstar parent: how to still get work done, keep up with housework, and generally not go insane”. Seriously I need it! Congratulations to all of you.

  89. Horst says:

    Congratulations and enjoy your “new project”. Certainly life changing and a lot of fun based on my project experience.

  90. Dimple says:


  91. J. says:


  92. Stefan says:

    Congrats to the whole family! This will be the most life-changing, rewarding and challenging project for you – I guess!

  93. Laurel says:


  94. Flowmotion says:

    Congratulations, wonderful news!

  95. Reid says:

    Very beautiful child Cal. Thanks for sharing.

  96. Michelle says:

    As a long time follower and practicer, I am SO happy for you. πŸ™‚ Congrats!!!!!!!

  97. Olisa says:

    Oh my! Congratulations, that’s wonderful. Congratulations, Max, for being born! My cousin and his wife had a child about a month ago, a baby girl named Avery. πŸ˜€ A very exciting time, newborns are soooo cute.


  99. KIKO DAIKENSHO says:

    congrats! now i have to get the book so you can afford to feed him and make him big and strong and smart!

  100. Mehdi Lhommeau says:

    Congratulations Cal

  101. Issa says:


  102. yora says:

    The most important project that carries 50% of your genes and your one and only Y chromosome. Hoping that all the good genes are in the Y which is consolidated by his mom’s X. Congrats!

  103. J.P. Lopes says:

    Congrats on the new family addition! You’ll soon be wondering what it is you did with all that “spare” time before!

  104. ramsi says:

    congratulations man!! your son has an amazing role model AND both of you (yourself and your wife) will treasure this whole journey!

  105. Jefferson James says:


  106. Jason G says:

    Congrats Cal!

  107. Patricia says:

    Congrats to you and your wife for such a beautiful baby!

  108. Steve says:

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  109. Iryna Zenyuk says:


  110. Bill says:

    Congratulations! I’ve just stumbled onto your blog based on a recommendation from another blogger. I’ve actually read one of your books, but never been here.

    It was nice to be greeted with such good news.

    My daughter was born on 11/6 also. We just celebrated 14 years. Being a dad is awesome!

  111. Emily says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby!

  112. Hector says:

    Many Congratulations. Really happy for you.

  113. Deborah says:

    Congratulations! Though I’m sure you will be very busy caring for your new project for the next several weeks, you might find this NPR article interesting when you get a chance to review it. What it says about struggle and the method they use in the Japanese classroom echoes your description of deliberate practice.

  114. adit says:

    Congratulations Cal !!!

  115. Christine Lee says:

    Awww congrats on your little bundle of joy! πŸ™‚

  116. Inger says:

    Wonderful news – and gorgeous πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  117. Barrie says:

    Congrats Cal!

  118. victoria says:


  119. Jenny says:


  120. Kevin says:

    This kid is going grow up to be the smartest person ever.

  121. Valmont says:

    Now this is the best kind of project to work on! Congratulations Cal!

  122. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! This little guy will be such a great learner πŸ™‚

  123. Ava says:

    Congratulations, Cal! A wonder-full project!

  124. Amin Mohamoud says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!! This is your new Grand Project πŸ™‚

  125. Nick says:

    Congrats Cal!

  126. Omecool20 says:

    Congratulations πŸ™‚

  127. Jo says:

    Congratulations! What a lovely baby!

  128. Faridah says:

    From Nigeria, with much love and respect, hearty Congratulations!!!

  129. Joe says:

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous child! πŸ˜€

  130. Juan Alonso says:

    Congratulations Cal!!!

  131. Sandeep J says:

    Congrats Cal !!!
    Hey Max.. Welcome to Study Hacks…

  132. Natalia says:


  133. Deborah says:

    So cute! Congrats! πŸ˜€

  134. Katie says:

    Congratulations!!! =] =]

  135. Jennifer says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! πŸ™‚ He cannot be any cuter!

  136. JW says:

    Congratulations Cal!

  137. Nicole says:

    Congrats! What a handsome little guy! I have a tot named Max too! Coolest name of the century πŸ™‚ love your books!

  138. Ben says:

    Congratulations Cal! What a blessing.

  139. Beverly says:

    Congratulations! Looks like a happy new year! Thanks for your blog, too!

  140. Steve Williams says:

    Congratulations Cal!

  141. Debashish says:

    Lucky kid… He gonna be a genius after all you gonna teach him programming…

  142. Ghada says:

    Now, you are a Dad!
    You will be much more intelligent. You will be much more productive. You will learn much more things. You will discover that you hold a big big heart. You will enjoy life.
    This why I think we should thank our kids!
    They are a real gift.

  143. Ali says:


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