Free ↠ Deep Work By Cal Newport – Airdomains.co.uk

Deep Work 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.

10 thoughts on “Deep Work

  1. says:

    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 people know but can t find the willpower to do I think that there is some truth to this But there s also a difference between knowing , and knowing I think this book can help take a lot of people from knowing to 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 people know but can t find the willpower to do I think that there is some truth to this But there s also a difference between knowing , and knowing I think this book can help take a lot of people from knowing to knowing Additionally, there were also a good chunk of things that I didn t know before reading this book.I gave this book a 5 star rating primarily because of how important I think the topic is By following the advice, I think it could be genuinely life changing.Things I personally am planning to change after reading the book A rekindled commitment to eliminating distraction shallo...

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    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 on, and the second one tells you how to make sure what s important gets done Over the years I ve read lots of productivity books, and the related literature But...

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    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 your day where your attention span is long.3 Try to spend at least 3 deep sessions on it approx 90 min each.4 Almost anything other than your main task is a shallow task.5 Bunch all the shallow tasks into one deep task.6 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 your day where your attention span is long.3 Try to spend at least 3 deep sessions on it approx 90 min each.4 Almost anything other than your main task is a shallow task.5 Bun...

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    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 that the real ideas have sender filter their own email, take time away from office, take email sabbaticals might work for specialists, freelancers, entry level workers or academics, like the author But not once does th 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 that the real ideas ...

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    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 onbut this book also felt like a very good 100 page book that was stretched into a mediocre 260 page book It s repetitive And his research often relies on the correlation causation mistake For example, someone gives up social media, so instead of writing 4 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 onbut this book also felt like a very good 100 page book that was stretched into a mediocre 260 page book It s repetitive And his research often relies on the correlation causation mistake For example, someone gives up social media, so instead of writing 4 papers in a year, they now can write 9 papers, so the clear reason is because they gave up social media and other shallow things , right.Hmm, not exactly.That probably does play a part, but someone naturally gets smarter as their career pr...

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    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 TOLD In Deep Work, the author tells a story of a young consultant who automates his work responsibilities using Excel macros He then studied computer programming to increase his worth in the workforce I, too, am a cons 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 practic...

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    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 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 institutions, cultivating deep and meaningful relationships and not sacrificing these for worldly success , practicing forms of love that don t necessarily advance one s career, and mentoring others who have grown up with fewer privileges than your typical knowledge worker The author isn t offering advice about how to keep and nourish the relationships that, for some, make professional success worth pursuing That said, he smartly describes the kind of tunnel vision and h...

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    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...

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    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 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 in these deep periods of concentration that knowledge workers create the most value.The barometer of success in our culture has become your level of business The busier you appear, the harder you must be working We ve embraced shallow work that creates the illusion to us and others that we are being productive.If you agree that the most value you can create is ...

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    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 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 l...

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