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Do less, live more, get accepted...

What if getting into your reach schools didn't require four years of excessive AP classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress?

In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars - students who scored spots at the nation's top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars' mixture of happiness and admissions success, including:

  • Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive.
  • Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial.
  • Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do.

These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle - proving that getting into college doesn't have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.

©2010 Calvin C. Newport (P)2020 Tantor

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  • 09-07-20

Not just for high schoolers

This has to be one of the most underrated books that Cal has written. Beneath the surface of succeeding in high school are a combination of powerful pieces of advice that are easily applicable to become a superstar employee or business owner. Listen to the book, you won't regret it.

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