Author and Expert on Getting the Most Out of College
Cal Newport Bio
Newport is the author of Deep Work (2016). In the book, he
argues that the ability to focus without distraction is a superpower
in the multi-tasking, internet-obsessed 21st century economy. In
his newest book, A World Without Email (March 2021), Cal proposes a bold vision for liberating workers from the tyranny of the
inbox -- and unleashing a new era of productivity.
In Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
(2019), Newport proposes a bold solution: a minimalist approach
to technology use by reducing the time you spend online. It is an
indispensable guide for anyone looking to reclaim their life from
the diversions of the digital world.
His book, So Good They Can't Ignore You (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) argued for the development of skills and craftsmanship rather than relying on "passion" as a career compass. It was named to numerous "best business books of the year" lists, including Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEORead, and the corresponding New York Times Op-Ed was the paper's most e-mailed article for over a week.
Newport regularly explores themes of work excellence and productivity for on his popular blog, Study Hacks and in his series
for students How to Be a High School Superstar (2010), How to
Become a Straight-A Student (2006), and How to Win at College
Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at
Georgetown University, specializing in the theory of distributed
algorithms. He earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009.