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Cal Newport

Calvin Newport writes under his pen name and nickname, Cal Newport. He has become something of a success guru in the self-help genre. Whether it involves success in school, at work, or even at home, this Georgetown University computer science professor has probably written about it.

Finding and exploiting patterns in everyday work makes up a common thread throughout Newport’s many books, blogs, and presentations. Born on the cusp of the millennial generation, Newport is well attuned to the struggles of young workers. In his best-seller, “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World,” he addresses those struggles.

Among the wealth of refreshing advice from this author, readers can expect to learn such valuable lessons as how to find passion in any career and how to overcome distraction in any environment. A lifelong overachiever, Newport earned degrees from two of the most competitive colleges in the United States: Dartmouth and MIT.