What is deep work? Who is Cal Newport? In this weeks episode we talk about the importance of distraction-free work, deliberate practice, do we really like Facebook, the knowledge economy vs the industrial economy, shallow work, ethical apps, attention residue, intermittent rewards, Pokemon go, what motivates us to work, the death of the open office, Fog Creeks new offices, the Pomodoro technique, using your calendar to schedule deep work and using Anki to learn in a world of distraction.
Claims that the ability to work Deeply is becoming the most valuable asset for our workser in our Knowledge economy at the same time as it is becoming increasingly rare.
“Spend enough time in a state of frenetic shallowness,” Newport warns, “and you permanently reduce your capacity to perform...