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Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Ep. 262: Creativity Hacking

When it comes to generating fantastic ideas – the type that can make your career – you don’t have to passively wait for inspiration to strike. You can, instead, *hack* the creative process to increase the odds of coming up with something great. In this episode, Cal explores one of the more powerful forms of “creativity hacking”: making use of strange locations.


Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). Get your questions answered by Cal! Here’s the link: bit.ly/3U3sTvo


Video from today’s episode: youtube.com/calnewportmedia


Today’s Deep Question: Why do you work better in strange locations? [3:31]


- Does Cal read online articles? [34:35]

- Is fitness tracking on my Apple Watch an excuse to stay distracted? [40:09]

- Which is better for original thinking: the city or the country? [43:05]

- How do I organize the pursuit of deep ideas? [47:19]

- Does reading books from unrelated genres help idea generation? [51:57]



CAL REACTS: Over stimulation is ruining your life! [59:11]


Links:


blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2020/02/pre-publish-and-perish.html


calnewport.com/on-using-inspiring-locations-to-inspire-deeper-work/


youtube.com/watch?v=yYWvUoN4yt8


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Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

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