What if we thought about social media the same way we think about sugar?
With this ancestral perspective, it might be easier to see the benefits we can gain from more time away from something that’s become so ingrained in our daily lives.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I talk to Cal Newport about this and so much more.
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. His scholarship focuses on the theory of distributed systems, while his general-audience writing explores the intersections of culture and technology. He is the author of seven books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. These titles include multiple New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into over 40 languages. Cal is also a contributing writer for the New Yorker and the host of the Deep Questions podcast.
If you’ve ever wondered how social media might be affecting you, your productivity, and even your reality, this is the podcast for you.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- A World Without Email – https://www.calnewport.com/books/a-world-without-email/
- Digital Minimalism – https://www.calnewport.com/books/digital-minimalism/
- Deep Work – https://www.calnewport.com/books/deep-work/
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You – https://www.calnewport.com/books/so-good/
- The Time-Block Planner – https://www.timeblockplanner.com/
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