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Digital Minimalism

On Living Better with Less Technology
Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 7 hrs
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Publisher's Summary

Listen to Digital Minimalism and you'll never again mindlessly sacrifice your productivity to clickbait or lose 40 minutes of your evening to your Instagram feed.  

In this timely and enlightening audiobook, Cal Newport introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.   

Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can have fun with friends and family and eat out at restaurants without the obsessive urge to document the experience.... 

Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement and makes a case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them.   

Digital Minimalism will teach you how to rethink your relationship to social media and rediscover the pleasures of the offline world. It'll help you implement a 30-day 'digital declutter' process, making sure you're in control of your tech and not the other way around.   

©2019 Cal Newport (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life." (Ryan Holiday) 

"Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now." (Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind)

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Required listening

Pay full attention; don't just keep this in the background.

Make this the last audiobook you listen to. Your humanity just may depend on it.

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A well written and argued work that will help you to rethink your relationship with the digital world.

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  • Ben Kepka
  • 06-02-2019

Essential Reading for Everyone with a Smartphone!

This is my first review, and it's not going to be a long one. Simply put, this book outlines exactly why you need to take stock of your phone use and how to do it. You'll learn to uncover the beauty of full focus and concentration. Something most people struggle with these days. We are living in a distracted world, where 100% uninderupted thought is almost something of the past. It is possible to gain control again and break the addiction!

Digital Minimalisim should be required reading for everyone with a smartphone in 2019.

Thanks Cal!

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  • Halimah
  • 17-02-2019

Enjoyable listen, implemented a few things already

Finished it within a week and implemented a few practical tips with good effect- filling social media/ TV time with activities that bring me joy e.g. long walks- so good for figuring out problems I'm worried about; making a meal for family; hoping to try cross fit and potentially mouse book club with time. Feeling so much better, thanks Cal Newport for a balanced approach:)

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  • Anders Nielsen
  • 16-02-2019

Groundbreaking

I thought I knew a lot about digital minimalism. But Cal Newport showed me, that I was a novice and took everything to the next level.

So many good suggestions that I will try to put into practice. And so much deep knowledge.

The really funny thing I, that I had the exact same experience while reading Cals previous book "Deep work". I thought I knew it all and that it would only be a light brush up. And then I was blown back by the deepness and usability.

The two books are connected as Its the same tools and tactics that gives the good result. But their focus is not the same - Deep work is geared towards work life, where digital minimalism is towards private life.

Both are really good and books that I will go back to again and again