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Deep Work

2016 . Business & Economics, Time Management, Self-help, Self-management, Personal Growth . Cal Newport

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33 total

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102K total

About the book

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Read the Wall Street Journal Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take). Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. 1. Work Deeply2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media4. Drain the Shallows A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & LeadershipWall Street Journal Business BestsellerA Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ

Year:

2016

Language:

English

Publisher:

Grand Central Publishing

Pages:

304

ISBN:

1455586692 (ISBN13: 9781455586691)

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Reviews

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Morten Veith Schroeder image

9 months ago

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Interesting book with an cool premise: Deep work is increasingly important in our society but becoming harder and harder to realize because of the constant distractions we all face (and allow in our life). It’s one of those books where it does feel like you could have probably learned the main arguments from without reading the entire book! With that, it made me do the following: - turn off notifications on a bunch of apps - delete quite a lot of apps on my phone - block 3 hrs in my schedule for deep work (try to get uninterrupted work time - easier said that done)

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Morten Veith Schroeder image

9 months ago

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‘The any benefit approach to social media selection’: the idea that people justify their usage of social media by pointing to ANY benefit it derives without considering the negative consequences! While a very simple idea I totally recognize this!

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Hillary Jude

7 months ago

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Cal Newport has worker hard on case studies. Some points were agreeable. But okay.

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ju lien

1 year ago

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Thank you Cal Newport for that awesome book! shalow vs deepwork

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