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Is Email Making Professors Stupid?
Deep Work author Cal Newport, in the Chronicle of Higher Ed: "In 2014, the Boise State anthropologist John Ziker released the results of a faculty time-use study, which found that the average professor spent a little over 60 hours a week working, with 30 percent of that time dedicated to email and meetings. Anecdotal reports hint that this allocation has only gotten worse over the past five years."
academia  email  productivity  calnewport  attention  distraction 
5 weeks ago by warnick
How To Stop Wasting Time On The Internet - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
The Amish, it turns out, do something that’s both shockingly radical and simple in our age of impulsive and complicated consumerism: they start with the things they value most, then work backward to ask whether a given new technology performs more harm than good with repect to these values.
digital  minimalism  detox  calnewport 
november 2018 by omnipotus
On Passion and Its Discontents - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
The Stanford press release announcing the article is titled, “Instead of ‘finding your passion,’ try developing it.” As the release elaborates:
passion  CalNewport 
june 2018 by zheard
Arnold Bennett’s Fight Against Steampunk Social Media - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
“You don’t eat immediately on your arrival home. But in about an hour or so you feel as if you could sit up and take a little nourishment. And you do. Then you smoke, seriously; you see friends; you potter; you play cards; you flirt with a book; you note that old age is creeping on; you take a stroll; you caress the piano…. By Jove! a quarter past eleven. You then devote quite forty minutes to thinking about going to bed; and it is conceivable that you are acquainted with a genuinely good whisky. At last you go to bed, exhausted by the day’s work. Six hours, probably more, have gone since you left the office…”
productivity  victoriana  calnewport 
december 2017 by suddenlyjen
College Review by J-Cat: Reviewed: How to Win at College
In my off-time this summer, I've put a lot of thought into what I want out of college. There are a lot of typically expected things, sure: to find my academic passion, to make friends for life, to be exposed to a diverse population and, of course, to become smarter. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  cal  newport  calnewport  Unread 
october 2017 by basecamp

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