Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
In our economy is important to be aware of how it evolves and translates into the working place so we can keep pace with the times and actualize as it advances. Nowadays, it is an information economy going on and is relevant to be competitive in this era to realize the difference between Deep Work creating value vs shallow work where people is ease to replace.
Many distractions as social media, email or television are among us making difficult to concentrate and losing focus easily. Deep Work requires discipline to make it a habit but the rewards are worth it. In this book the author shares his experience how this skill has improved his productivity meanwhile keeping rules like not working at night and rarely on weekends.
In Deep Work the author presents arguments about uninterrupted focused work-thinking benefits that translates in creating a meaningful life. Moreover, the four rules to implement to develop this skill and adapting it depending on what work and company policies anyone handle.
Cal Newport is a writer and a professor of computer science at Georgetown University.
Author Cal Newport
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Published by Grand Central Publishing (January 5, 2016)
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.
ARC by NetGalley
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