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Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master scattered or complicated information and produce better alignment which in turn creates better results in less time. Deep thinking and deep work are fundamental if you are to provide a good service. It will make your work more fulfilling and create a better sense of craftsmanshift.


In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. 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  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.


“This is a deep, not shallow, book which can enrich your life.”
The Globe and Mail


“A wonderfully entangled, intertwined, and erudite series of strategies, philosophies, disciplines, and techniques to sharpen your focus and dive deep into your work.”

Deep Work

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