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Cal Newport — Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout - with David Epstein — at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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In the upcoming event, Cal Newport will delve into the concept of "Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout," challenging the prevalent notion of productivity that often leads to overwhelming schedules and burnout. Newport argues that our current definition of productivity is flawed, emphasizing busyness over genuine effectiveness. Drawing from historical examples of renowned thinkers like Galileo and Jane Austen, Newport proposes a shift towards a more sustainable approach to work, rooted in deeper research and reflection. His book offers practical strategies to escape the cycle of overload, advocating for a slower, more deliberate path to meaningful achievement. Joining Newport in conversation is David Epstein, author of bestselling books like "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World," promising an insightful dialogue on navigating modern work culture. This event offers attendees a chance to explore alternative perspectives on productivity and work-life balance, aiming to spark a revolution in how we approach our professional lives.

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