What are the hidden costs of digital clutter? How can we counter screen
addiction and phantom phone vibrations? We explore these topics in this
episode with Cal Newport as we discuss his new book, Digital Minimalism:
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.
Cal Newport is a familiar voice on the Pivot Podcast and back by popular
demand! On our first episode we discussed deep work—the increasingly
important deliberate practice of focused work, especially in a world of
cognitive junk. Now we turn to digital minimalism: applying a just enough
mindset to our personal technology, freeing ourselves from the overwhelm,
distraction, and “fear of missing out” side effects of the always-connected
world. Or as Cal quotes Bill Maher from May 2017: “Likes is the new smoking
. . . Philip Morris just wanted your lungs, The App Store wants your
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