503: Cal Newport | Reimagining Work in a World without Email

503: Cal Newport | Reimagining Work in a World without Email

By Jordan Harbinger

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Tuesday, 4 May

Cal Newport researches cutting-edge technology and writes about the impact of these innovations on society. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Deep WorkSo Good They Can’t Ignore You, Digital Minimalism, and his latest, A World without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload.

What We Discuss with Cal Newport: What is the hyperactive hive mind, and how did the collaborative nature of email communication give rise to it? Why checking our email an average of every six minutes is, as Cal puts it, "a terrible way to extract value from human neurons." How so-called multitasking takes its toll not only on our individual capacity to focus, but on the prosperity of society as a whole. Why debuzzing the hyperactive hive mind can't be done from the inbox, but by replacing the rules for how we collaborate. How we can set the rules, guidelines, and systems by which we agree to communicate without succumbing to the collective pull of the hyperactive hive mind. And much more...

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