- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (12 February 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349413681
- ISBN-13: 978-0349413686
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Paperback – 12 Feb 2016
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About the Author
Cal Newport, Ph.D., lives in Washington, DC, where he is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU and three books of unconventional advice for students. He runs the popular website Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success.
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The second part provides you with a plan and habits that you need to cultivate to do deep work. Cal shares his methods and routines that he follows to do deep work. Most of the compelling content can be found in this part of the book.
If you have not read Cal's other book "So good they cannot ignore you", you must read that book first.
And I believe that's just a start.
P.S: Also happens to be my first eBook. Read it on my new Amazon Fire tablet (a gift). And to my pleasant surprise and opposed to my long-held belief; I actually enjoyed the experience!
The author has first posited his argument of why deep work is essential for success in today's winner takes all knowledge economy. Having set the context he then proceeds to deliberate various ideas for carving out chunks of time where you can do serious work. He also suggests ways you can optimize your non working time like walking for lunch etc. His ideas and explanation for scheduling a day into chunks for deep work and shallow work is very useful. Unless you make a schedule and assign slots for serious deep work you are going to emails and whats app again and again. Unfortunately out modern corporate are not conducive for such serious deep work. Open offices, constant chatter around you, phones ringing, stream of useless meetings, conf calls, people just barging in, manager calling you to send some data or report for his equally useless review call. For these people this book is not going to help much.
But if you work on your own or own a business then this is the book for you. Apply the methods suggested and gain benefits. Actually most of what he says is commonsense. But a common sense is not common anymore and that is why we see and need such self help books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having read a couple of chapters of this book. I realised that this book was not that great at all. This book is good for someone who needs a self help kind of a approach or if you... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Sandeep
A good book, but it's a tad too stretched. What should have been a great 100 page book is stretched into a 250 page book making bits of it repetitive and boring.Published 23 days ago by Prem Sagar
This book though not an eye opener but definitely thought provoking.
Shallow work and deep work cannot be ruled out from life, but shallow work is like cancer which keeps on... Read more
A nice book with some practical but not so easy to implement ideas. The concept is more like meditation; not easy to practice but if you are able to do it, the rewards are huge.Published 1 month ago by Anil Kapur
A good and thought provoking book. Nicely organized chapters offering practical solution to increasingly ease modern lifestyle of shallow state. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bappa
Great book. If you are in creative field, Cal does give good tips.Published 2 months ago by Pran D.
Not worth. More on convincing to work deep . Less on how to do. Also not interesting book to read.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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