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Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world

Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Self-help publications
Livres de croissance personnelle
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cal Newport
ISBN: 9781455586684 1455586684 9781455586660 1455586668
OCLC Number: 933524889
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. The idea. Chapter 1. Deep work is valuable --
Chapter 2. Deep work is rare --
Chapter 3. Deep work is meaningful --
Part 2. The rules. Rule #1. Work deeply --
Rule #2. Embrace boredom --
Rule #3. Quit social media --
Rule #4. Drain the shallows --
Conclusion --
Discover more --
Also by Cal Newport --
Notes.
Responsibility: Cal Newport.

Abstract:

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. 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.

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