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
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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  - brett.sovereign - LibraryThing

Very straightforward and clear, with an attempt to justify its suggestions. It's not surprising based on the content of the author's blog. The recommendations are not earth-shattering, but the theme of weaning oneself from multitasking is welcome. Read full review

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User Review  - NaleagDeco - LibraryThing

I both appreciate and loathe this book. The parts I loathe are the introductory and aspirational parts, where the author seems to glorify being the kind of early 20th century intelligentsia who can up ... Read full review

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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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