New York Times bestselling author and productivity expert Cal Newport offers a radical vision for an email free workplace
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism, The Time-Block Planner, Deep Work and So Good They Can't Ignore You. You won't find him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram but you can often find him at home with his family in Washington DC or writing essays for his popular website calnewport.com.
Cal Newport has proved himself as the most essential writer
around, yet again making a compelling case for us to
renegotiate our relationship with technology -- Bruce Daisley,
author of Sunday Times #1 Bestseller The Joy of Work
Life is full of interruptions, but when a Cal Newport book appears, I drop everything and read. Newport is making an outrageous claim here: not just that email is annoying and overwhelming, but that we can and we will do much, much better. But with evidence and examples from the cutting edge of programming to the factory floors of a century ago, he makes a compelling argument. Read this superb book. It might just change your life; it's changing mine -- Tim Harford, author of 'How To Make The World Add Up'
This is the book I didn't know I desperately needed. If you are currently drowning in endless email and not sure where to start: read this book -- Emma Gannon, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Multi-Hyphen Method and host of award-winning podcast Ctrl Alt Delete
A World Without Email crystallizes what so many of us feel intuitively but haven't been able to explain: the way we're working isn't working. Cal Newport charts a path back to sanity, offering a variety of road-tested practices to help us escape the tyranny of our inboxes and achieve a calmer, more intentional, and more productive working life -- Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox
The future of work demands new tools of collaboration. Cal Newport is on a quest to uncover better ways for knowledge workers to collaborate. Out of this will come the new work space -- Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired
This new work from Cal Newport goes beyond hacking at the branches of the email problem and strikes right at the root of it. This is a bold, visionary, almost prophetic book that challenges the status quo. If you want to peer into what the future of work could look like, read this book now -- Greg McKeown, New York Times bestselling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
This book is a call to action. Newport suggests that now is the time to reimagine work with the specific goal of optimizing our brain's ability to sustainably add value. Don't let your teams and organizations lose out any further - read this book to help you get started -- Leslie Perlow, author of Sleeping with Your Smartphone and Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School
Cal Newport is an essential worker in today's hyperactive workplace, and his commitment to waking the digital sleepwalker should be applauded -- Damian Bradfield, co-founder of WeTransfer and author of The Trust Manifesto
Newport has defined the scale of a problem too few of us knew existed -- Pilita Clark * Financial Times *