Jan 14, 2020
In an increasingly online, social media saturated landscape, Cal Newport has worked to disconnect almost completely.
Cal is the Provost’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to his academic research, Cal writes about the intersection of culture and digital technology. He is the author of multiple books, including the NYT Bestseller Digital Minimalism, the WSJ Bestseller Deep Work, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, which tackles how people can truly do something they love in their career. He also delivered a TEDx Talk, “Quit Social Media” which was been viewed nearly six million times on YouTube.
Cal joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about stepping back from an increasingly digital world, why “follow your passion,” is bad career advice, and more.
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