Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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Little, Brown Book Group Limited, Jan 15, 2016 - Cognition - 304 pages
getAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in less than 10 minutes.Professor Cal Newport presents a multipart argument for deep, concentrated work. He explains that work that demands your full focus is intrinsically valuable and rewarding. You need to be able to handle "deep work" to succeed in an information economy. Yet people face increasing distractions or social pressure that drive them toward shallow work. Newport develops his ideas with a blend of formal research, stories and personal accounts about the challenges and rewards of deep work. He provides tips for arranging your life to support deep work, which he sees as valuable, productive and rare. He makes his case persuasively and even poetically. getAbstract recommends his guidance to knowledge workers and anyone else who is seeking flow, creativity or focus.Book Publisher:Grand Central

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

“Deep Work” is an excellent book. I was not sure what to expect when I started to read the book. Cal Newport makes an excellent case when he differentiates between deep work and shallow work. We are ... Read full review

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I finished this book and immediately reopened it to begin taking notes. Newport's idea of "deep work"—intensive work or study done at the limits of ones cognitive abilities—hit home with me both as ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Cal Newport, Ph.D., lives in Washington, DC, where he is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU and three books of unconventional advice for students. He runs the popular website Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success.

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