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Deep work: rules for focused success in a distracted World

By: Newport, Cal.
Publisher: Great Britian Hachette 2016Description: 296 p.ISBN: 9780349413686.Subject(s): Cognitive | Distraction - Psychology | Success in business | Mental work | SuccessDDC classification: 650.1 Summary: 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. 'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Deep work will make you better at what you do, achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from mastery of a skill. 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 realising there's a better way. 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 to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air - and surprising suggestions, such as the claim that most professionals should quit social media and that everyone should practise being bored. Deep Work will point the way to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. (http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/)
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Table of Contents:

Part I: The Idea

Chapter 1 Deep work is valuable
Chapter 2 Deep work is rare
Chapter 3 Deep work is meaningful

Part II: The Rules

Rule 1 Work deeply
Rule 2 Embrace boredom
Rule 3 Quit social media
Rule 4 Drain the shallows.

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.
'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Deep work will make you better at what you do, achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from mastery of a skill. 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 realising there's a better way. 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 to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air - and surprising suggestions, such as the claim that most professionals should quit social media and that everyone should practise being bored. Deep Work will point the way to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

(http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/)

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