Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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 w One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achiev...

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Title:Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Author:Cal Newport
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:296 pages pages

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Reviews

  • Kony
    Mar 02, 2016
    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 pape...
  • Chris
    Feb 15, 2016
    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...
  • Sarah
    Feb 09, 2017
    I give the content a 4. Many good things to consider and shift. Many concepts I want to discuss and implement. Unfortunately, Newport only interviews men. It's so frustrating and the book loses value. It would have been so easy to interview some women about their deep work. Could hav...
  • Dillon
    Apr 29, 2017
    I enjoyed this book as a pragmatic guide to ordering work and study. Having come of age during the mid-2000s when Facebook was just getting its wheels, I definitely allowed myself to be blindsided by the seduction of constant social updates. I probably spent the better part of the past...
  • Meagan
    Feb 03, 2016
    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 product...
  • Rachel Bayles
    Jan 06, 2016
    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...
  • Bill
    Oct 22, 2018
    Wholly convincing exploration of why focus is valuable, why it has become rare, and how to cultivate it. Worried that you're an Old Person in an employment sector overrun with Millenials like software tech? You won't be after reading this. The perfect complement to It Doesn't Have to b...
  • Philippe
    Nov 21, 2016
    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...
  • Eva P.
    Sep 08, 2016
    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 eve...
  • Emma Sea
    May 27, 2016
    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...
  • Paras Kapadia
    Apr 14, 2017
    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...
  • Scott
    Feb 26, 2016
    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...
  • Lara
    Jan 26, 2016
    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...
  • Mary-ellen
    Jul 15, 2018
    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...
  • Angela
    Nov 09, 2016
    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...
  • Saeed
    Dec 23, 2016
    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...
  • Mike Vardy
    Jan 02, 2016
    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 w...
  • Andrea
    Feb 22, 2017
    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...
  • Mario Tomic
    Oct 20, 2016
    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...
  • Mission Blue
    Aug 06, 2017
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  • Eren Buğlalılar
    Dec 24, 2017
    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir al??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n zdisipline ili?kin syledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilgin gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...
  • Manuel Antão
    Nov 25, 2018
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Dilettantes at Heart: "Deep Work" by Cal Newport D Work? E E P Hang on a second, I just need to head over to the RTP1 to check on the weather. The rain that was forecast ten minutes ago might not be comin...
  • Adam Zerner
    Dec 01, 2015
    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...
  • SR
    Jan 14, 2016
    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...
  • Willian Molinari
    Apr 05, 2016
    re-reading 2017 I will work on a new project and this book will be a perfect fit for the new work environment, so I decided to revisit it. I wrote my book (Desconstruindo a Web: As tecnologias por trs de uma requisio) using Deep work and it was an amazing experience. Embra...
  • Holger Matthies
    Feb 28, 2016
    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...
  • Chris Porter
    Feb 03, 2016
    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 ...
  • Amir Tesla
    Jun 02, 2016
    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...
  • Carles Caño
    Jan 16, 2017
    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subttulo lo resume a la perfeccin: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....
  • Peter
    Aug 25, 2018
    Focus ?Deep Work is the professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.? Cal Newport offers a very compelling argumen...