Nowadays it has become much easier to make money online. They are the quiet, happy people who can have long conversations without a glimpse of their phone. They can immerse themselves in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of laid-back superstars-students who have earned a place at the country’s top colleges by living unexciting, low-stress, authentic lives.
Highly recommend to anyone, and it has wide relevance across many fields. It is a joy to read and has plenty of interesting tales and case studies to make the book flow perfectly, whilst imparting the necessary wisdom. So highly recommended for anyone interested in how to work better on an individual level, or how work might be done better on an organizational level. I suppose I can’t say better than that I actually made one set of the recommended changes immediately on finishing the book… Additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration. Your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.
I highly recommend reading this book as well as the rest of Ryan Holiday’s work. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. From what I’ve observed, this ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Go out of your way to find humility when things are going right and forgiveness/compassion when they go wrong. This book for entrepreneurs showcases new lessons, advice, tactics, and strategies taken from his own experiences, and that of many other powerful influencers and entrepreneurs. But in this business book, Horowitz also shines a light on the difficulties and struggles entrepreneurs face.
On a separate point, I’m usually pretty sympathetic to the idea that just speeding up economic growth is a mixed blessing. If you’d like more Cal Newport there’s a huge amount of his work online, including his personal podcast Deep Questions and his blog. Each time that happens our focus is broken, killing our momentum on the knowledge work we’re supposedly paid to do. Key ideas Understand what makes for a high-impact career.
“I’m not against social media at its core, but I am against social media that is not serving you.” “Basically, I concluded that I will probably never give a smart device to my children before they’re 18.” “These little things that phones have that are designed to grab your attention, if you remove those, the phone itself isn’t really any more engaging than any other kind of device or thing you have in your house.” The instant relief brought on by the absence of notifications constantly bombarding her was powerful.
But this isn’t just a problem at the elite level — it affects almost all of us. A typical U.S. office worker checks their email 80 times a day, or once every six minutes. Data analysis by RescueTime found that a third of users checked email or Slack every three minutes or more, averaged over a full work day. Today’s guest, Cal Newport, thinks that trillions of dollars of global GDP are sitting on the table because we haven’t figured out a better way of organising office work. Rajkow also noticed how sessions on Facebook — whether promoting his coaching business or interacting with friends — made him feel bad about himself.
This is a book about creating lasting organizational change and one that every leader should read. In this book, you will find out how those who grasp the experience of financial freedom use their dorm room whiteboard time. Prosperity is an end result that can be achieved by going through certain processes. And instead, they built businesses on their own terms to become richer — financially, and personally.