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My New Project, Part 3

April 30th, 2018 · 105 comments

Joshua Francis Newport. Born April 25, 2018. Joins his brothers Max and Asa as another future Study Hacker…

105 thoughts on “My New Project, Part 3

  1. Islam El-Rougy says:

    Congratulations, Cal!

  2. Angela says:

    How wonderful!!!! Congratulations!

  3. Terrie says:

    He’s beautiful. Congratulations!

  4. Hearty Congratulations Cal!
    Like Max, Asa & Josh, I’m part of a set of three as well πŸ˜›

  5. Bill says:

    Congratulations!! He is wonderful.

  6. Congratulations πŸ™‚

  7. manisha says:


  8. Roel says:


  9. Kurt says:

    Proud of you.

  10. Aaron says:

    Congrats Cal! Many happy wishes to you all πŸ™‚

  11. EA says:

    Congrats! Look, he’s already focusing!

  12. Josh says:

    Congratulations Cal! And an excellent choice of name if I do say so myself πŸ˜‰

  13. bjarke says:

    Congratulations πŸ™‚

  14. corey says:

    A very social media-esque type of post.

  15. SCOTT says:


  16. Ruturaj Pansare says:

    God bless you and your family Cal.

  17. David Fitzgibbon says:

    Congrats Cal! πŸ˜€

  18. Kate says:

    Congrats Cal! ?

    1. John says:

      Who’s that in your pic?

  19. Shalom says:

    Congratulations!! Some deep work Indeed πŸ™‚

  20. Kuang-Chieh Yen says:

    Congratulation! It is so happy to hear this news!

  21. kartik says:

    Congratulations! Sir

  22. Sam says:

    Congratulations, he’s beautiful

  23. Gaurav says:

    Congratulations, Cal he’s really cute πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  24. Krishnendu Sarkar says:


  25. Markos says:

    Congratulations! That’s a humongous undertaking of a project πŸ˜€

  26. Monique says:

    Congratulations to all of you on this precious addition to your family.

  27. AC says:

    Congratulations Cal.

    What is your longer term plan to manage internet and social media usage with your sons as they get old enough to go to school and interact with other kids who are all “smartphone zombies” by default? How will you deal with the “Dad, when can I get a phone?” or “Dad when can I get a Facebook account?”

  28. Rodolfo says:

    He is amazingly beautiful! Congratulations for you and your wife!

  29. Chase says:

    Congratulations!!! What a sweet “project”!

  30. Josh Hall says:


  31. Steven says:

    Mazel tov! Clearly directing your time and energy to the most vitally important activities has led to fabulous results.

  32. Sabrina Metzger says:

    He’s adorable!! Congratulations

  33. Emmanuel says:

    Congratulations on your latest “research station” – that’s how I call my kids.
    I learn a lot of from them – 3 (2 girls and a boy).
    Wishing you and the family all the best in juggling of your professional work and “research stations”.

  34. nathan says:

    Yay, congrats!

  35. Craig says:

    Awww…. Congratulations!

  36. Carl says:

    Babies yes!–a Deep Wonder.

  37. Chris Magnuson says:

    Congratulations! Children are a blessing πŸ™‚

  38. Grace says:

    Awww…. so cute! Congratulations! May all be happy!

  39. Anon says:

    Congrats! As a working mom of 2, I actually would like to hear how you approach your parenting responsibilities as part of your overall approach to work, productivity and success. Did you find that as a parent you had to cut down or make drastic changes? Does your wife ever complain about your work commitments and multiple side projects?

  40. Giri says:

    Oh what a beautiful baby πŸ™‚ hearty welcome to Josh and congrats to you and family, Cal!

  41. W.G. Belcher II says:

    Congratulations & best wishes! Are you & your wife stopping with a complete outfield or are you aiming for an entire infield?

  42. David says:

    Congratulations! I hope mom and baby are doing well.

  43. Bernie Keim says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife Cal!

  44. Bahi says:

    He looks fabulous. Congratulations, Cal!

  45. B says:

    Congratulations to you and your family!!!

  46. Daniel says:

    Amazing. May he have an amazing future.

  47. TKH says:


  48. Audrey says:

    What an adorable guy, congratulations! Best wishes to your family, your kids are lucky to have you as their father.

  49. Paulene says:

    Congratulations on your trio

  50. Brian says:

    Congratulations – now you’re really going to need those time management skills!

    1. Nitin says:


      It would be safe to assume that Cal is by now a cut-throat competent veteran when it comes to time management. We’ve all seen no drop in his content quality, output and productivity despite two older growing kids.

      Boggles my mind. Congrats, Cal!

  51. Carmen says:

    Such a wonderful ‘new project’! May he live a long life, laced with happiness and health, and a pocket full of gold be the least of his wealth!

  52. Jacob Goldberg says:

    Congratulations & G-d Bless!

  53. Kirsten says:

    At the intersection of technology, society, research and original thinking: protect your beautiful child and keep him whole.

  54. NA says:

    Congratulations to you and your family Cal!

    Keep up the great work that’s motivating focus to more deep work and meaningful connections.

  55. Jenny says:

    Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby. Wishing all of you the best!!

  56. Luis says:

    Dear Cal,

    Congratulations to you and yours have been blessed.

    Semper FI

  57. Anne says:

    Congrats >u<

  58. Derek says:

    Congratulations Cal!

  59. Uduk says:


  60. Judy says:

    He’s precious. Thanks for sharing and congratulations to you and your wife!

  61. Kaitlyn says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife,Cal!

  62. Andrew says:

    Your work has been an inspiration to me. I always thought I had to choose between becoming good at my work and being a good father, until I discovered your books.

  63. Hey baby, your father has already created an entire universe of meaningful living. Welcome to Planet study hacks!
    Congrats Cal!

  64. Siddharth Parashar says:

    Congratulations Calvin.

  65. Congratulations boss!

  66. MB says:

    Beautiful baby! Thxs for sharing the pic!

    Congrats to your whole family.

  67. Fayssal Mofatiche says:

    Very cute, Congrats Cal!

  68. Ahmad Masrahi says:


  69. Joshua Swift says:

    Congratulations! And great name!

  70. Dave says:

    STUDY HACKER THEY ARE πŸ™‚ Congratulations.

  71. Nahid says:

    Congratulations! Very Happy for you

  72. Tracy Davis says:

    Congratulations! An invaluable project indeed.

  73. Congrats! Savor every moment πŸ™‚

    To your brilliance!

  74. Yash says:

    Much much congratulations Cal! The guy’s gonna be a rockstar!

  75. Deep Work Fan says:

    WTFFFF! That is a newborn “Deep Worker”! I wish not only him, but your family also, the best in your future endeavors. May F=ma be with him and your wonderful trio.

  76. Miguel Ángel Alfonso says:

    Congratulations, god bless you and your family.

  77. Vikrant Singh says:

    Hearty congratulations to you and your family. Lots of love and blessings to the new-born, other two study hackers and you and your wife.

    Vikrant (India)

  78. Yevgeniya says:

    Congratulations! I see why the blog has been so quiet lately!
    I hope you will get lots of help with the kids!

  79. Caroline says:

    Huge congratulations Cal, he is beautiful

  80. Maggi says:

    Congratulations! I admire you Cal! Warm regards from Poland!

  81. anon says:

    Congrats Cal and your family!
    I am really keen to find what your deep work tips and general suggestions would be for a primary caregiver of little kids? If you wouldn’t mind sharing your family’s responsibility sharing systems that would be very helpful indeed!

  82. Paula Valencia says:

    Congratulations! Two is twice the work, three is toss him in the backpack sack and off to see the world with the rest.

  83. Mustavi Khan says:

    Man, I love you.

  84. Michael says:

    Congratulations and God bless

  85. Congratulations to you and your family!

  86. Anabel says:

    Congratulations! He’s perfect!

  87. Nayeem says:

    Congrats Cal!!!& welcome to the junior Cal…

  88. judhistir parida says:

    congratulations to you

  89. David Drake says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! And a new, major project at that!

  90. Jason X says:

    Congrats Cal!

  91. Varun Panicker says:

    Congratulations Cal!

  92. Marilyn Paul says:

    This is such good news!

  93. Kent Gomez says:

    Congratulations, Cal! I have a six weeks old baby (boy) myself. I’m resigning from my full-time college counselor position at the end of this semester to be a full-time dad (will continue to work as an adjunct counselor). My primary focus now is raising our very first.

  94. Mukul Thakur says:

    Wonderful!! Many Congratulation!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  95. Study Hacks says:

    Thank you all for the nice comments and congratulations. We’re settling in nicely to life with our newly expanded family…

  96. Judy Ehrenstein says:

    Lovely to run into you on my way to the farmer’s market this morning. Enjoy those 3 little guys and your new house!

  97. Congratulations, sir πŸ™‚

  98. Clalim says:

    Congrats he is adorable

  99. Sheetal says:

    Congratulations! He shares his birthday with my daughter April 25th.

  100. NameChangedForThis says:

    Hi Cal,

    I am a fan of your Deep Work book and was wondering if you happen to have a blog post somewhere on maintaining productivity and deep work habits as a new parent, particularly during parental leave?

    I have just been informed that my contract is not being renewed and I need not come back to my current role after maternity leave – that gives me just 4 months to find a new role in a challenging field (management consulting) and in a new country (having recently relocated) while caring for a newborn with no family nearby, so I will need serious discipline and all the tips I can get.

  101. K says:


  102. Rid H says:


  103. Sasha Alimov says:

    Congratulations! This is a serious long-term project πŸ™‚ More joy and happiness to your family!

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