Ep. 5: Tackling Procrastination, Building a Productivity System from Scratch, and the Intellectual Shallowness of Social Media | DEEP QUESTIONS


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In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions on tackling procrastination, building a productivity system from scratch, and the intellectual shallowness of social media. I also play some question roulette, and in a new segment, provide an update on what I'm up to in my own deep life at moment.
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Full list of topics tackled in today’s episode:
* Deep work without alienating customers.
* Reducing attention residue.
* The distinction between deep and shallow work.
* Combating procrastination.
* Unpacking my work philosophy.
* The future of VR.
* Building a productivity system from scratch.
* Storing notes for future books and articles.
* The promises and peril of YouTube.
* The Study Hacks story.
* On smartphones and addiction.
* How to learn about the world. (Hint: not on Twitter.)
* Meditation skepticism.
* Getting started with a Deep Life.
* People not interested in depth. (Sermon alert.)
Thank you to listener Bit Holiday for the original theme music and transition sound effect (bitholiday.net).

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