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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Newport, Cal

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Georgetown University professor Cal Newport argues that the ability to apply sustained attention to a valuable task - to engage in what he terms deep work - is the new key to achieving real success and true meaning in one's professional life.

ISBN 9780349411903
Barcode 9780349411903
Published 12 January 2016 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780349411903
ISBN-10 0349411905
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Piatkus Books
Publication Date 12 January 2016
International Publication Date 5 January 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Newport, Cal
Category Business & Management
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 181mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 396g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Labor productivity, Employee motivation, Attention
NBS Text Careers & Success
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 650.1
Catalogue Code 631513

Description of this Book

In 2012, Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, and began exploring the methods and mindset that foster a deep work practice. The concept quickly hit a nerve. Newport's articles on the topic have been read hundreds of thousands of times and were picked up and promoted by other bloggers and traditional media. Now, in DEEP WORK, Newport explains how to systematically train the mind to focus and reorganize our work lives so that deep work is at the core. He argues why this shift is crucial to stay ahead in a complex information economy. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Stop worrying about what you feel like doing (and what the world owes you) and instead, start creating something meaningful and then give it to the world. Cal really delivers with this one. -- Seth Godin praise for SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU Cal Newport ably demonstrates how the quest for 'passion' can corrode job satisfaction. If all he accomplished with this book was to turn conventional wisdom on its head, that would be interesting enough. But he goes further-offering advice and examples that will help you bypass the disillusionment and get right to work building skills that matter. -- Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE praise for SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU With practical advice backed up by proven examples, SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU is both an unconventional and fresh take on the area of work and lifestyle design. An absolute must-read. Lifehack.org
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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