One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.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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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Reviews
Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic papers, and win the equivalent of a Nobel prize. If your life goals sound similar, he's got tips for making it happen.
This book is less useful for people whose priorities include critiquing/reforming elitist institutio ...more
Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking.
This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements.
The deep work book is organized in two sections:
1. The first convinces you of the importance and necessity of deep work in order to live a fulfilling and productive life.
2. The second part of the book begins to offer practical advices on cultivating a deep work rout ...more
So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work productive.
And yes, I picked it up because I am not achieving any of my non-work/non-reading goals and need Life Structuring advice.
I have been preaching the gospel to my colleagues.
Hapishane yaşantılarını dinleyip okuduğum devrimci tutsakların nasıl bir çalışma disiplinine sahip olduğunu bildiğimden, kitabın özdisipline ilişkin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi.
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- Sosyal medya diye adlandırılan internet siteleri ve uygulamalar birer ticari ürün. Her ürün gibi daha fazla tüketilmek için vazgeçilmez olduklarını, çığır açtıklarını, kullanmazsanız ölüp biteceğinizi söylemek durumundalar ki kâr edebilsinler. Ancak onların kâr edebil ...more
The ability to focus is the new IQ.
I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating).
I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth user experience by paying constant homage to the little screen of joy.
The day my usage hit 4 hours I knew I had a problem.
Then I started reading Deep Work.
In a world of distraction the ability to deep work is king. It is i ...more
The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to even skim it to the end.
File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best.
This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher found this, I do it this way and you should do it too.
The irony of this book is that the subject matter expert on deep work has produced such shallow content.
Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author — which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal – with this latest effort.
The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well worth your time and energy. Newport has painstakingly crafted a tremendous arguments that proposes we spend more time on work that has greater impact in our lives (and the lives of others) and he also offers some tactical w ...more