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The Productivity Paradox: The Harder You Try, The Worse It Gets… | Cal Newport [Video]


The Productivity Paradox: The Harder You Try, The Worse It Gets… | Cal Newport

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Cal Newport talks about the Productivity Paradox in Episode 285 of the Deep Questions podcast.

One of the more interesting realities of people who live remarkable lives is that they are often much less busy than the rest of us. In this episode, Cal explores three ideas that help explain why this is true, then explains how we can use these ideas to reduce our own workloads.

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0:00 The Productivity Paradox
25:18 How does a weekly plan work?
29:49 Do errands or reading count toward fixed schedule productivity?
33:06 How should a graduate embrace slow productivity?
34:45 If I embrace slow productivity, how can I be sure I’m doing enough?
40:36 Did Cal follow Slow Productivity in his 20’s?
46:12 Uprooting a good planning system? –
50:59 Playing video games with intention
59:22 How to Have a Productive Year

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🔴Visit Cal’s BLOG and website: https://calnewport.com/blog/
🔴Check out Cal’s books: https://calnewport.com/writing/
🔴Check out The Deep Life: https://thedeeplife.com

About Cal Newport:
Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University. In addition to his academic research, he writes about the intersection of digital technology and culture. Cal’s particularly interested in our struggle to deploy these tools in ways that support instead of subvert the things we care about in both our personal and professional lives.

Cal is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including, most recently, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work. He’s also the creator of The Time-Block Planner.

The videos are considered to be used under the “Fair Use Doctrine” of United States Copyright Law, Title 17 U.S. Code Sections 107-118. Videos are used for editorial and educational purposes only and I do not claim ownership of any original video content. I don’t use said video clips in advertisements, marketing or for direct financial gain. All video content in each clip is considered owned by the individual broadcast companies.

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