Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of six self-improvement books. He also writes the Study Hacks blog focused on academic and career success. This series we will deep dive into his work starting with his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

2018 wasn’t such a great year for our tech giants, from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica debacle to Google’s sexual misconduct investigations, last year was rocked by scandal within the tech industry. In this Moonshots episode we look into theses scandals and how they are likely to influence 2019, as well as, what can we learn from these events and how they shape the future. 

Dame Zaha Hadid born October 31, 1950 and died March 31, 2016, was an Iraqi-born British architect known for her radical deconstructivist designs. In 2004 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She was also known as the “Queen of the Curve” for buildings such as the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan with its gently sloping and yet zany curves.

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. His majestic buildings and innovative Prairie style pushed the boundaries of architecture and interior design for nearly seven decades.


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