Chapter 3 – Cal Newport

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Cal launched the “Study Hacks” blog at in 2007, and has been regularly publishing essays here ever since. Over 2,000,000 people a year visit this site to read Cal’s weekly posts about technology, productivity, and the quest to live and work deeply in an increasingly distracted world, while tens of thousands more subscribe to have these essays delivered directly to their inbox (see the sign-up form below). To read more, you can browse more than 15 years of past essays in the archive.
In the fall of 2022, Cal launched a new portal,, to serve as the online home for all other content relevant to the deep life movement he helped initiate. Here you can find all past episodes of Cal’s popular podcast, Deep Questions, and explore an extensive library of original videos.

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