Book Shelf | Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Book Shelf | Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Title: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Author: Cal Newport Publisher: Piatkus

About the BOOK:

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becomingincreasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinaryresults.

Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seekingfocused success in a distracted world.

'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on acognitively demanding task. Coined by author and professor Cal Newport on hispopular blog Study Hacks, deep work will make you better at what you do, letyou achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment thatcomes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in ourincreasingly competitive economy.

And yet most people, whether knowledge workers in noisyopen-plan offices or creatives struggling to sharpen their vision, have lostthe ability to go deep – spending their days instead in a frantic blur of emailand social media, not even realising there's a better way.

A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORKtakes the reader on a journey through memorable stories — from Carl Jungbuilding a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social mediapioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book freefrom distraction in the air — and surprising suggestions, such as the claimthat most serious professionals should quit social media and that you shouldpractice being bored.

Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practiceis one of the best decisions you can make in an increasingly distracted worldand this book will point the way.

About the AUTHOR:

Calvin Newport is an associate professor of computer scienceat Georgetown University and the author of six self-improvement books. He alsowrites the Study Hacks blog focused on academic and career success.

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