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Oct 19, 2020

Our digital lives have become cluttered, scattered, and reflexive rather than intentional. Is it time for a change? In this episode, Rob and Dan McCollum, review the principles and exercises laid out in the book Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Taking it a step further, they share what happened when they went full on guinea pig and dove deep into the process.

Guest Bio: Dan McCollum, MD is an emergency physician, associate professor, and associate residency director at the Medical College of Georgia. Here more of Dan from Stimulus Episode #1 Verbal Judo. 

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We discuss:

  • Why digital minimalism is something we might want to consider doing [03:07];
  • The fact that most of the interactions that we have with social media are of low value [05:40];
  • The truth about why most people participate in social media [06:15];
  • The core principles of digital minimalism [07:20];
  • Cal Newport’s method for using phones, computers, and apps in a way that they are net positive [11:00];
  • Tips and observations from Rob’s and Dan’s 30-day breaks from technology [13:10];
  • The process for reintroducing technology after the 30 day declutter [19:00];
  • Strategies Rob and Dan have employed for using technology differently, months after a declutter [21:00];
  • Dan’s bottom line about digital minimalism [27:25];
  • And more.


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