Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal tec...

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Title:Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Author:Cal Newport
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07DBRBP7G
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:302 pages pages

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 20, 2019
    Although at times it made me annoyed for how into only citing dudes or dude-centric work it is (hi, the Craft movement has been in the women's spheres for forever, but it didn't become "cool" to do crafts -- whatever craft you prefer -- until dudes "reclaimed" it over the last few deca...
  • Mehrsa
    Feb 13, 2019
    I like the idea in here--less is more. We do not need all the apps and the social platforms. He's definitely talking to someone like me here. I am not a huge consumer of these platforms (mostly this is age-related). However, I listened to his book using audible and some apps have reall...
  • Viv JM
    Jul 15, 2019
    There seems a certain irony in the fact that I read this on an electronic device and am reviewing it on a social media site...ho hum. Newport casts an enquiring and sceptical eye over our use of social media and addiction to smart phones. The history of social media and how it is en...
  • Vanessa
    Jun 04, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed this. It's the first time in a while that I've read a non-fiction text that deals with minimising digital life but actually finds new and fresh ways to suggest how to make changes. The inclusion of everyday people and their experiences with Newport's steps really h...
  • K.J. Dell'Antonia
    Jan 31, 2019
    I've been thinking a lot these days about making more deliberate tech choices. No one human--not even Steve Jobs--ever expected technology to invade our lives the way it has. Instead, keeping us tethered to our tech and pulling that lever became the most popular and obvious way to mone...
  • Kate
    Feb 08, 2019
    Cal Newport?s Digital Minimalism is Marie Kondo?s tidying philosophy applied to technology: technology isn?t inherently bad or good, but it should be judiciously curated to fit your pre-existing values of what constitutes a good life. Rather than going to Facebook or Instagram or...
  • Emma Sea
    Mar 29, 2019
    "'Likes' are poison to your attempts to cultivate a meaningful social life. . . . don't click 'like. Ever . . . Don't click and don't comment. This basic stricture will radically change for the better how you maintain your social life." I want all the benefits Newport outlays, but I...
  • Nicholas Kotar
    Apr 12, 2019
    All I'm going to say is: READ THIS BOOK! I have joined the attention resistance movement. I am now a digital minimalist. And let me tell you, my quality of life has improved exponentially. Do it, people! ...
  • Tanja Berg
    Mar 31, 2019
    I picked this book up on a whim at Helsinki airport a week ago. For a few months, I've been trying unsuccessfully to reduce the amount of time I spend browsing social media on my phone. The screen time report has been dismal reading. I also realize that when I am tired after a long day...
  • Heather
    Mar 09, 2019
    I continue to wonder if Newport ever bears primary caregiving duties for anyone. ...
  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)
    Mar 24, 2019
    Such an important work of non-fiction for anyone who would like to evaluate their relationship with social media. I loved this book -- it spurred me to take a 30-day break from Instagram, and I look forward to re-reading it in the future to keep me thinking about the role of social med...
  • verysadturtle
    Feb 15, 2019
    The author of this book is a prime example of how one can be very successful, and at the same time incredibly unimaginative. When the title caught my attention at a bookstore, I had been feeling for a long time that my own consumption of digital content has gotten out of hand. ?Th...
  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Jul 17, 2019
    5 Stars! Where we want to be cautious . . . is when the sound of a voice or a cup of coffee with a friend is replaced with ?likes? on a post. Read. This. Book. Have you ever told someone in your life you just didn't have enough time in the day to get everything done? Have y...
  • Anne ✨
    Jun 07, 2019
    I found this book insightful - it's important conversation that we need to have with ourselves to take more conscious control over the degree to which we allow our digital devices to suck up our time. Newport provides some helpful concrete changes that make a lot of sense! ...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    Feb 19, 2019
    If you are ready to make radical changes in your approach to tech in your life, this book is for you. It has been life altering in the best possible ways for me. I?m noticing that the people who aren?t ready to make changes tend to get defensive and call Newport a Luddite ???...
  • Ivan
    Jan 17, 2019
    Cal Newport has an uncanny ability to synthesize wide-ranging sources and making a compelling, crisply written case. He does it again in this book. He?s no Luddite and he doesn?t encourage mindless tech adoption but instead argues for what he calls ?digital minimalism.? The lat...
  • Robert Chang
    Feb 23, 2019
    Cal Newport provided practical advice on how to embrace the philosophy of Digital Minimalism: - Spend time alone to gain solitude - Leave your phone at home - Take long walks - Write letters to yourself (journaling) - Don't click "likes" - Avoid falling into the slot mach...
  • Ashley
    Jun 18, 2019
    Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs. The moment I saw the cover for this book, I knew I had to pick it up. I often find myself overwhelmed by technology. While others seem at ease holding a conversation, scheduling an Uber, and texting 3 different friends, my mind struggles to keep ...
  • Huyen Chip
    Jul 15, 2019
    The entire thesis of the book is: uninstall all your apps and only reinstall those that actually serve a purpose. The rest of the books is just examples. ...
  • Justin Weiss
    Jul 23, 2019
    I liked this a lot better than I expected to. A few years ago I made a real effort to more intentionally use social media and online news, moving toward more of an "I find it" vs "it finds me," and really heavily restricting what comes into my brain. It was _amazing_, really changed my...
  • Sudheendra Fadnis
    Mar 27, 2019
    Another master piece from Cal Newport. While the book Deep Work stresses on how to thrive professionally, this one is all about how to flourish in our personal lives through discretionary use of social media. We should be the masters of the technology we use, and not the other way arou...
  • Rian Merwe
    Feb 11, 2019
    I read this book over the weekend, and it exceeded my expectations. I was a little worried it would just be a re-hashing of his previous book Deep Work, through a slightly different lens, but it?s not that at all. Cal brings in lots of psychology, and provides practical (and pragmati...
  • Carl Rannaberg
    Feb 09, 2019
    I badly wanted to like this book. I really did. Because I have very much enjoyed other books by Cal Newport: So Good That They Can?t Ignore You and Deep Work. Both have inspired me a lot and I have recommended these to others in many occasions. This book was way below my expectati...
  • Goce Cvetanov
    Apr 06, 2019
    Since I already kind of have a few principles on using social media and digital devices, this book helped me confirm my principles and maybe even nudged me to think about these topics a bit more. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially to those "addicted" to social media. ...
  • Renee
    Apr 13, 2019
    This was a good quick read. Nothing that was a big revelation, we all know how easily technologies gets a hold and a grip on us. Cal Newport makes many good points but one quote that got me was about how we sometime feel more " important " then we ought to be. That we are so indisp...
  • Laura Noggle
    May 23, 2019
    Deleted Facebook and Facebook messenger off my phone thanks to this book! Hard not to feel guilty over phone use after reading, probably because I know I waste too much time on it. Would read this one again to help ingrain the importance of living the minimally digital life. ?...
  • Olga Shatokha
    Feb 07, 2019
    Amazing, life-changing book. My life already became of a much higher quality with new hobbies. ...
  • Cindy Pham
    Jul 22, 2019
    3.5 stars. I appreciate the thesis that by choosing to minimize technology in our day-to-day lives, we're choosing to be more deliberate with how we spend our time. I liked some of the advice to consolidate texting, hold conversation office hours, and in general, choose to be more purp...
  • Mohammed  Bouarrata
    Jun 02, 2019
    For starters, I recommend this book to anyone struggling with this fast noisy age of information and social media we live in today, that is, I recommend this book to almost anyone, but especially to people of my generation. I have come to see this book as some kind of survival guide i...
  • Luke Bacich
    Feb 05, 2019
    Deep work (Cal's previous book) is my favourite book; it overhauled how I stay focused during the work day in an age of distraction. Digital Minimalism is the perfect sequel. Digital Minimalism removes low impact distractions from your personal life in search of meaningful high quality...