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Ambition is Overrated

Slow productivity isn’t enough. It’s time to embrace sustainable productivity.

Recently, Cal Newport — he of Digital Minimalism, Deep Work, and A World Without Email fame — wrote a mini-manifesto ($50 says it’s what his next book is about) —on an idea that he calls “Slow Productivity.” He claims that capping the number of hours we work will “do little to mitigate the stress of overload,” so we need to work on fewer projects.

What we need is a movement to reduce the volume of work that is assigned to us in the first…




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Karla Starr

Karla Starr

Author x2, inc. Making Numbers Count (w/ Chip Heath). Behavioral science, cultural history, systems, numbers.

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