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Digital Minimalism

Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Autor: Cal Newport
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 59 Min.
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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today best seller

"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life." (Ezra Klein, Vox

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 best-selling author of Deep Work 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 get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction. 

Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals, like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends, and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions. 

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. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a 30-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control. 

Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.

©2019 Cal Newport (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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"What a timely and useful book! It's neither hysterical nor complacent - a workable guide to being thoughtful about digital media. It's already made me rethink some of my media use in a considered way. " (Naomi Alderman, New York Times best-selling author of The Power)

“This book is an urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life.” (Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way)

“I hope that everyone who owns a mobile phone and has been wondering where their time goes gets a chance to absorb the ideas in this book. It’s amazing how the same strategy can work for both financial success and mental well-being: Put more energy into what makes you happy, and ruthlessly strip away the things that don’t.” (Peter Adeney, aka Mr. Money Mustache)

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Much ado about little content

The content of this book really breaks down to the title on the cover: Minimize wasted time in the digital world by limiting and optimizing it to support your life in the real world.
I agree with this idea but this book was way blown up by various more or less fitting case studies and (to me) really could have been kept at the length of an extensive blog post. The author frequently loses himself in completely irrelevant details about people, places and circumstances that have nothing to do with the (very hard to follow) plot.
To me this book could have used a good dose of minimalism by reducing all the clutter in the content that makes it a pain to listen through.

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I usually don’t Call a Book „Must read“

But for this One i make an exception. Perfectly sums up the Situation we‘re all in right now and how to escape it and gain back control over or lifes

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Great Book!

A much needed blueprint that lays the foundation for regaining autonomy in an era where industry titans spend billions to rewoke it. If you feel overwhelmed by today's information influx and you're tired of big data companies "farming" your attention, this is probably the best way to start your journey back to a more balanced life. Cal is a baaad motherf*cker.

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