Deep Work

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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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 an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

'Cal Newport is exceptional in the realm of self-help authors' New York Times

'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Coined by author and professor Cal Newport on his popular blog Study Hacks, deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.

And yet most people, whether knowledge workers in noisy open-plan offices or creatives struggling to sharpen their vision, have lost the ability to go deep - spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email 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 business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air -- and surprising suggestions, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored.

Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions you can make in an increasingly distracted world and this book will point the way.

Business und Finanzen
5. Januar
Little, Brown Book Group


Jeahns ,

Great book

Worth the read. Read it, write down the advices and train your concentration muscle. Hard work, but it pays!

Demokrit64 ,

Wenig überzeugendes Anfängerbuch

Zwar enthält das Buch viele sinnvolle Ideen und Strategieansätze, doch kaum etwas davon ist originell, das meiste schon mal dagewesen. Für Fortgeschrittene daher zu langweilig. Der Autor bleibt häufig zu sehr im Ungefähren, die Beispiele sind zu konstruiert, um von praktischem Nutzen zu sein. Schade - so taugt das Buch auch für Anfänger nicht viel. Wirklich nervig ist, dass der Autor es nicht unterlassen kann, ständig Reklame für seine Person zu machen - wie toll und einzigartig er doch ist. Der Schreibstil ist überraschend fade. Es gibt wirklich weit Besseres.

bluesdriv3r ,

Interesting and good structures, but at times redundant and contradicting.

I’m really glad I read this book, which taught me a lot about deep work and will and already has improved my work habits a lot! I enjoyed the structure of the book, giving interesting stories and trying to get a learning out of it. Although I also found it a bit redundant at times, parts were repeated and blown up for no reason sometimes even contradicting a former appearance. The author also contradicts the foundations of his main thesis in the final chapters, which does not completely destroy the concept, but does make properties and techniques of the deep work habit as he describes it obsolete. I would recommend the book to anybody who is thriving in any kind of environment (not just professionally, also for example in sports) anyway, as it lets you easily review your own schedule and productivity.

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