Productivity & Creativity

#57 Freedom with Fred Stutzman

By 14th November 2016 December 22nd, 2016 One Comment

Intentionally connecting to the internet helps you to be your best self ” – Fred Stutzman


In this episode, we speak with Fred Stutzman, CEO and co-Founder of the internet blocking app Freedom.  Fred is the founder of Eighty Percent Solutions, a LAUNCH Incubator company which builds the innovative productivity software Freedom and Anti-Social. Previously, he was co-founder of and technology researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science, a graduate certificate in quantitative research, and a B.A. in Economics. Currently, he is adjunct professor at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, where he teaches courses about privacy and social media.

In this episode, we talk about the importance of intentionally connecting to the internet and the effect this has on creativity and productivity. You’ll want to listen to this if you are online for most of the day, and want to learn how to maximise your precious time.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode

  • Why internet blocking software helps you to be more productive and creative
  • Where internet blocking fits into a digitally mindful lifestyle
  • How to make your professional life more productive

Resources Mentioned In The Show

Freedom App

Fred Stutzman

Monks distracted by technology

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