Deep Work Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Book Review

Deep Work Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

In his book Deep Work Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Car Newport sets out to show how to develop the ability to focus without distraction on a range of cognitively demanding tasks. At its core is the skill which allows one to master complicated information and produce better results in less time and quickly. The book aims to make the reader better at what they do and provides a sense of true fulfilment that comes from developing their own individual approach.  Simply put Deep Work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive and demanding twenty-first century economy. Most people appear to have lost the ability to go deep- instead spending their days in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing or questioning if there’s a better way do things or to live one life with more meaning.

In Deep Work, the author Cal Newport completely changes the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is purely and singularly bad, he instead acknowledges and celebrates the power of its opposite.  The books is divided into two separate parts., Firstly her makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce huge 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 actionable advice cultural criticism, Deep Work will take you on a journey through many memorable stories — from Carl Jung building of a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer purchasing 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 really serious professionals should quit social media and that they should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is simply an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

Cal Newport is a profession and writer and a professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of a number of books and runs the popular advice blog, Study Hacks, which sets out to decode “patterns of success” in both school and that of the the working world. He has featured  in many major publications, including the Wall Street Journal, ,New York Times, Washington Post, and New York Post.

ISBN 978 -1 -4555 -6386 – 9 Price €11.00 from Amazon Books

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