Book cover for A World Without Email by Cal Newport

A World Without Email

by Cal Newport

★★★☆☆

Finished

A book of two halves. I loved the first part as Newport described how email overtook as the dominant communication method for businesses, despite being inferior to traditional methods.

A misjudged reference to The Tragedy of the Commons marked the beginning of the book’s decline. The author describes common Kanban tools, provides some introspection on writing the book and finishes by rattles off a few productivity life hacks.

The bits I liked the most echoed Newport’s advice in Deep Work and Digital Minimalism.

Odds & Ends

Technological Determinism happens when we allow technology to control how we act and behave