Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, a specialist in distributed algorithm theory. He already obtained his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. In addition to studying the theoretical underpinnings of our digital age as a teacher, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. His most recent book, Deep Work (Grand Central, 2016), argues that the focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. In the publication, Deep Work became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller and received rave reviews in the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and The Guardian. Newport's previous book, So Good They Can not Ignore You (Grand Central, 2012), argues that "following your passion" is bad advice. Since its publication, it has been selected for several best year-round business listings including those of the Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail and 800-CEO-Read. Newport is also the author of three unconventional counseling books for students: how to be a high school Superstar (Random House, 2010), how to become a straight student (Random House, 2006), and how to win in college House, 2005).
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