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.
‘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.