DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 235: Is Productivity Overrated?

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Below are the questions covered in today’s episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.

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TODAY’S DEEP QUESTION:

– Does Cal Still Think That Productivity is Overrated? [6:47]

QUESTIONS:

– Should I abandon my careful plan when I get on a roll? [30:36]
– How do I achieve slow-and-steady work mode? [35:40]
– How do I make my the most out of idle time? [41:40]
– How does a deep work lover survive the shallows? [47:32]
– Does productivity require that you’re anti-social? [51:15]

SOMETHING INTERESTING:

– Rethinking productivity in academia [1:02:50]

LINKS:

https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2007/08/31/dangerous-ideas-productivity-is-overrated/

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