Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport | Rich Roll Podcast

Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport | Rich Roll Podcast

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Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of six books including his latest, “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World”.

In my opinion, this episode rates among my most consequential. Packed with actionable steps, Cal’s message will empower you to free up precious time. Declutter your mind. Connect you more deeply to the work and relationships you care most about. And profoundly improve the quality of your professional and personal lives.

It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with Cal. I sincerely hope you not only enjoy the listen, but heed his message, and put his advice into action.
✌🏼🌱 – Rich

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32 Thoughts to “Digital Minimalism with Cal Newport | Rich Roll Podcast”

  1. I listened to this audiobook, built and implemented the plan. It's AMAZING how much time you reclaim. For me it wasn't productivity time, I'm already productive at work. But it's the freeing up of so much leisure or bonus time that I was immediately more relaxed and felt like my life was WAY less hectic.

  2. Smart and sincere two guys. Happy❤️

  3. If you are interested in this topic, my channel covers a lot of these issues. Check it out! #shamelessplug

  4. This IV just came in time, my plan for this summer is minimalizing my access to social media so I immensily enjoyed this convo…. Thanks both of you 🌱

  5. 15 mins in I paused it and logged out of Facebook! I think I need a detox.

  6. This is the most intelligent and powerful discussion about information technologies I have ever heard. The salient points are very congruent with Dr. Carl Jung's writings about psychic energy and libido. I could not find anything to criticize about these two people in this discussion. Everybody needs to hear Cal Newport describe these facts with Rich Roll flowing through the best descriptions of complex topics possible. Thank you both. Please keep up the good work.

  7. This interview is so enlightening. I'm eager to read more! Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge, Cal. *I know you'll likely never see this comment 😉 Rich, you continue to be an true inspiration. I've learned so much from your podcast. Thank you for opening my eyes and introducing me to such incredible humans!

  8. Ironic that I'm listening to this on my smartphone. In reaponse to the notification for it on my smartphone. Plus I've had to check a couple of emails during the show.

  9. Excellent! Rich is the best. Thank you, Cal. 👍🏼👍🏼 From my Desktop. 🙂

  10. love this two guys' conversation, Rich Roll looks quite relaxed 🙂

  11. Are you and "Impact Theory" across the hall from each other? Just saw Cal on there today, lol! But, I'm going to watch and learn more with your questions, Rich!

  12. Facebook employees/shareholders frantically downvoting … 🙄 (Great interview Rich! Love Cal and can’t wait to read the new book. Thanks! ❤️)

  13. Andy Ramage and Cal Newport with 2 weeks of each other! You're killing it Rich.

  14. Fascinating. I've listened to a few Digital based podcasts but Cal touched on more interesting points than I've heard previously. Really enjoyed this and will listen again

  15. Thank u so much Rich empowering and intriguing interview! I’ve been following/listening to u for a few years now. This is definitely one of my top 3 favorite podcasts. Initiated a lot of thinking …I have also shared this with a few of my close friends.

  16. Sweet interview, thank you for sharing

  17. I've been listening to his books lately. and they're one of the best ones for developing best practices when it comes to work (and I have read loads and loads on the subj), this interview made so much sense and reinforced a lot for me. Thanks!

  18. Another fasinating guest. Great work guys 💚

  19. Excellent!!!!!!! Per usual! This one is exceptional though. Thank you!

  20. all this social media crap is destroying society definitely an epidemic….GO CAL NEWPORT, right on

  21. One of the best podcasts I've listened to in a while

  22. Great job on this. Much to think about.

  23. Thank you! This is some profound insight.

  24. No doubt Rich another great show, I always find myself constantly trying to grow my instagram page to attract more clients to my photography business which is ongoing ! but, Cals topics are so true man, I had a friend very close friend like a brother to me and for five years whenever we'd hang out and train or something it was very awkward due to our conversations mainly being through texting which is bad and lead to very unfortunate misunderstandings.. So now as a result I keep tab with how much I'm browsing on social media sites with the feature on the iPhone that helps me keep this under controL, also with my potential clients I get them on the phone or in person to meet to discuss photo shoots strange as I comment I am noticing this is all I witness in the Middle East everyones facedown with their mobile devices..

  25. Thank you for sharing another wonderful podcast. Very interesting and insightful. 😎🇨🇦

  26. Great interview, but please do not glorify the Amish. I live amongst them in PA, and you'll be hard-pressed to find any residents with kind words for them. They are extremely business savvy and know they can project an image to gain money from tourists (many of them are millionaires), but if you venture beyond the tourist stretch where they present a fake pandering image to appease the tourists who will gladly shell out money, you'll find all kinds of horrible behavior. They routinely mistreat and abuse their animals and get away with it because it falls under their religious exemption. Many of them are known to run puppy mills for example, and an Amish man was photographed a year or two ago literally beating his horse on the side of the road after it collapsed due to dehydration. I don't think any charges ended up being pressed against him. An Amish boy was – illegally – dangling off the back of a horse drawn cart with no reflective gear, during pitch black in the early hours of the morning, and a vehicle rear-ended the cart and severely injured the boy because they couldn't see them on the side of the road. They don't allow their women very much freedom at all, and when I worked at a bank, I had to explain to a stubborn Amish man why he could not cash his 22-year-old daughter's pay check (while she stood there with her head down and didn't utter a single word). Some Amish a year or two ago were arrested for incest and abuse after I believe a father was accused of having kept his own daughter as a sex slave and birthed children with her. I forget the exact details but you can Google it. They are essentially a money-hungry cult, and I think it's quite dangerous to in any way glorify them just because they practice digital minimalism. The only people who have kind words about the Amish tend to be the outsiders who just think they are living a quaint old-fashioned lifestyle and may have seen Witness on TNT once or twice, but that is not the case.

  27. Heard David Pakman mentioning him on the JRE podcast a few days ago and now he's here. Awesome!

  28. whaaat! so happy this happened

  29. Computer scientist can't find a Neo-luddite or Luddite, I googled a famous one in two minutes.

    Meet the Washington Couple Who Lives Like They're in the Victorian Era

    You should bring em on the show Rich.

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