Podcast: The art of slow productivity

by | May 28, 2024 | Podcast

On this episode, Cal Newport hops back on the show to talk about his great new book, Slow Productivity. It’s a great, fascinating new book (and interview!), both full of actionable insights on how to slow down in order to become more productive.

Topics covered include:

  • How “slow productivity” came into being;
  • The three ingredients of slow productivity;
  • “Engineering simplicity” at work;
  • The idea of “administrative overhead”;
  • Narrowing the “missions” you have in your work;
  • Avoiding “task engines”;
  • Why the pace of knowledge work has become so frenetic;
  • Cal’s unique spin on “quiet quitting”;
  • Studying related fields to yours for boosting creativity.

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Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in more than 40 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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