TMBA381: A Conversation with Cal Newport
Link: Tropical MBA
Inspiration is for amateurs.
Creative production at the professional level is crafting.
The more intense (the hours are) the more you will get out of them.
It takes a lot of self reflection to think about how we want to move forward and use new technologies. We often don’t get it right the first time around.
We are getting the role of communication wrong in the workplace.
We should be more suspicious of the major social media companies.
True productivity is ultimately what matters.
The advice, “follow your passion”, fails because it presumes that people have pre-existing passions that they can identify as a foundation for making career choices.
Most young people…don’t have much information about the jobs out there…and what is possible.
What makes you love your work is very different from what makes you love a hobby.
Professional success is hard but it is not complicated.
Work will expand to fill whatever space you give it.