2 short posts from Cal Newport as he shares his thoughts on transitioning to digital minimalism and why action is overrated. Episode 997: Some Thoughts on Transitioning to Digital Minimalism AND Dangerous Ideas: Action is Overrated by Cal Newport (Life) Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. The original posts are located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2016/12/21/some-thoughts-on-transitioning-to-digital-minimalism/http://calnewport.com/blog/2008/03/07/dangerous-ideas-action-is-overrated/ Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts! Order 5 pairs of glasses and try them on for 5 days, there is no obligation to buy. Head to WarbyParker.com/old to order your free Home Try On's today.