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The Resource Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world, Cal Newport

Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world, Cal Newport

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Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world
Title
Deep work
Title remainder
rules for focused success in a distracted world
Statement of responsibility
Cal Newport
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor 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 rigorous 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. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Newport, Cal
Dewey number
650.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BF323.D5
LC item number
N49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Distraction (Psychology)
  • Mental work
  • Cognition
  • Success
Target audience
adult
Label
Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world, Cal Newport
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781455586691
Lccn
2015032646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1735604
  • 812294
Label
Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world, Cal Newport
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781455586691
Lccn
2015032646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1735604
  • 812294

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