693 - A World without Email with Cal Newport


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For the past year, I have been addicted to reading news even though I've promised myself years ago not to look at the news. However, the news nowadays doesn't portray the entire truth or sometimes flat out wrong, I felt like I have to translate them to the audience what was the real news. So because of that, I was reading the news a lot more, on social media a lot more, and even argue with the "keyboard warrior"! So much that I was burnt out, and completely stop all my social media activities, and that accidentally led to me not looking and not responding to my email as much!

Fortunate enough, Cal Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University, also a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, came out with the new book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload. We talked about the data on how email affects day-to-day life, and what are the effective ways of using email without getting burnt out!

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