Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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 w One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achiev...

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Title:Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Author:Cal Newport
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Number of Pages:296 pages pages

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Reviews

  • Kony
    Mar 02, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

  • Chris
    Feb 15, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

  • Sarah
    Feb 09, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subtítulo lo resume a la perfección: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....

    re-reading 2017 I will work on a new project and this book will be a perfect fit for the new work environment, so I decided to revisit it. I wrote my book (Desconstruindo a Web: As tecnologias por trás de uma requisição) using Deep work and it was an amazing experience. Embra...

    5 stars for a book that I can NOT stop thinking about. It's a book I don't necessarily fully agree with, but it's also a book that has changed my life in numerous ways in the past few weeks since starting it. My reflections and life changes are ongoing and I have already recommended th...

    I enjoyed this book as a pragmatic guide to ordering work and study. Having come of age during the mid-2000s when Facebook was just getting its wheels, I definitely allowed myself to be blindsided by the seduction of constant social updates. I probably spent the better part of the past...

    If you want to learn how to be more focused in your work, how to get more creative productivity out of the same hours you work now, this is a good book with loads of techniques and ideas. I have adopted several strategies from this book, and was happy to see that several of the techniq...

    I give the content a 4. Many good things to consider and shift. Many concepts I want to discuss and implement. Unfortunately, Newport only interviews men. It's so frustrating and the book loses value. It would have been so easy to interview some women about their deep work. Could hav...

  • Dillon
    Apr 29, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subtítulo lo resume a la perfección: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....

    re-reading 2017 I will work on a new project and this book will be a perfect fit for the new work environment, so I decided to revisit it. I wrote my book (Desconstruindo a Web: As tecnologias por trás de uma requisição) using Deep work and it was an amazing experience. Embra...

    5 stars for a book that I can NOT stop thinking about. It's a book I don't necessarily fully agree with, but it's also a book that has changed my life in numerous ways in the past few weeks since starting it. My reflections and life changes are ongoing and I have already recommended th...

    I enjoyed this book as a pragmatic guide to ordering work and study. Having come of age during the mid-2000s when Facebook was just getting its wheels, I definitely allowed myself to be blindsided by the seduction of constant social updates. I probably spent the better part of the past...

  • Scott Sigler
    Aug 11, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subtítulo lo resume a la perfección: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....

    re-reading 2017 I will work on a new project and this book will be a perfect fit for the new work environment, so I decided to revisit it. I wrote my book (Desconstruindo a Web: As tecnologias por trás de uma requisição) using Deep work and it was an amazing experience. Embra...

    5 stars for a book that I can NOT stop thinking about. It's a book I don't necessarily fully agree with, but it's also a book that has changed my life in numerous ways in the past few weeks since starting it. My reflections and life changes are ongoing and I have already recommended th...

    I enjoyed this book as a pragmatic guide to ordering work and study. Having come of age during the mid-2000s when Facebook was just getting its wheels, I definitely allowed myself to be blindsided by the seduction of constant social updates. I probably spent the better part of the past...

    If you want to learn how to be more focused in your work, how to get more creative productivity out of the same hours you work now, this is a good book with loads of techniques and ideas. I have adopted several strategies from this book, and was happy to see that several of the techniq...

  • Meagan
    Feb 03, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

  • Rachel Bayles
    Jan 06, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

  • Philippe
    Nov 21, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

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    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

  • Eva P.
    Sep 08, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

  • Emma Sea
    May 27, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

  • Paras Kapadia
    Apr 14, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

  • Scott
    Feb 26, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

  • Lara
    Jan 26, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

  • Mary-ellen
    Jul 15, 2018

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

  • Angela
    Nov 09, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

  • Saeed
    Dec 23, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

  • Kate Olson
    Jan 17, 2018

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subtítulo lo resume a la perfección: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....

    re-reading 2017 I will work on a new project and this book will be a perfect fit for the new work environment, so I decided to revisit it. I wrote my book (Desconstruindo a Web: As tecnologias por trás de uma requisição) using Deep work and it was an amazing experience. Embra...

    5 stars for a book that I can NOT stop thinking about. It's a book I don't necessarily fully agree with, but it's also a book that has changed my life in numerous ways in the past few weeks since starting it. My reflections and life changes are ongoing and I have already recommended th...

  • Mike Vardy
    Jan 02, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

  • Andrea
    Feb 22, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

  • Ahmad Hossam
    Jan 28, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subtítulo lo resume a la perfección: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....

    re-reading 2017 I will work on a new project and this book will be a perfect fit for the new work environment, so I decided to revisit it. I wrote my book (Desconstruindo a Web: As tecnologias por trás de uma requisição) using Deep work and it was an amazing experience. Embra...

    5 stars for a book that I can NOT stop thinking about. It's a book I don't necessarily fully agree with, but it's also a book that has changed my life in numerous ways in the past few weeks since starting it. My reflections and life changes are ongoing and I have already recommended th...

    I enjoyed this book as a pragmatic guide to ordering work and study. Having come of age during the mid-2000s when Facebook was just getting its wheels, I definitely allowed myself to be blindsided by the seduction of constant social updates. I probably spent the better part of the past...

    If you want to learn how to be more focused in your work, how to get more creative productivity out of the same hours you work now, this is a good book with loads of techniques and ideas. I have adopted several strategies from this book, and was happy to see that several of the techniq...

    I give the content a 4. Many good things to consider and shift. Many concepts I want to discuss and implement. Unfortunately, Newport only interviews men. It's so frustrating and the book loses value. It would have been so easy to interview some women about their deep work. Could hav...

    In the week I spent reading this book and following its insights, my productivity doubled; I can now finish more work in less time and better quality. Along with the Pomodoro Technique, Nicholas Carr's "The Shallows", and Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning", this book improved my life'...

  • Mario Tomic
    Oct 20, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

  • Mission Blue
    Aug 06, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

  • Eren Buğlalılar
    Dec 24, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

  • Adam Zerner
    Dec 01, 2015

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

  • SR
    Jan 14, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

  • Willian Molinari
    Apr 05, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subtítulo lo resume a la perfección: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....

    re-reading 2017 I will work on a new project and this book will be a perfect fit for the new work environment, so I decided to revisit it. I wrote my book (Desconstruindo a Web: As tecnologias por trás de uma requisição) using Deep work and it was an amazing experience. Embra...

  • Holger Matthies
    Feb 28, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

  • Chris Porter
    Feb 03, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

  • Amir
    Jun 02, 2016

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

  • Carles Caño
    Jan 16, 2017

    Overview: the thesis is that deep work is both rare and valuable in todays world. That's about 1/3 of the book. The rest of the book is practical advice on how to pursue deep work. Part of me feels like a lot of what was said in the book is common sense. Particularly things that peo...

    If you do one thing to improve your life this year, subscribe to Dr. Newport's blog and start reading his books. I would suggest starting with "So Good They Can't Ignore You" and then read "Deep Work." They compliment each other. The first helps you sort out what you should be focusing...

    Worth reading. Helped me make some drastic changes in my schedule. I will post an update how these changes went after six months. What I learned: (spoiler alerts) 1. Figure out what is most valuable to your success. 2. Spend most of the time on it, mostly in the early hours of y...

    It is easy to lose yourself in shallow work - I'll agree with the author. Other than that, there is very little of value or substance in this book. You might want to review your excessive tweeting. You might stop using Facebook altogether. You might abandon email. The problem is tha...

    This had a lot of valuable ideas about the importance of deep work and how to do it. Most people are going to buy into this concept easily enough, but Cal did a nice job further arguing it with some examples, various research, and so on...but this book also felt like a very good 100-pa...

    File under - Shallow writing that should have been a blogpost at best. This book is mostly random commentary on other people's work and content. Almost nothing is original and no studies have been conducted by the author himself. The author's contribution is simply - this researcher...

    OVERVIEW: Deep Work was a solid self-help/productivity book. Being a podcast junkie, I had heard the majority of things that Newport preaches in his book. However, I really appreciated his practical applications of how to enter into Deep Work, or 'the zone' as I call it. STORIES...

    Ideal advice for folks whose top priority is to achieve elite levels of professional success by capitalistic metrics -- namely by jumping through golden hoops very swiftly. The author, for one, is a professor whose goals are to secure tenure, publish a ton of highly cited academic pape...

    Say you were shoring up an ideology of service. Where besides abstract idealism would you draw from? Well, America's "me first" set has some very practical things figured out. Habits of mind that help them get "ahead" in the workplace. This book is a great example of the kinds of...

    The ability to focus is the new IQ. I heard that somewhere, from someone smart (or someone with a low IQ who was over compensating). I realised my ability to focus on one task had degraded horrendously since getting a new smartphone. Since December I've been enjoying this smooth ...

    Amazing, amazing. This book is going to drastically help me reach the optimum level of productivity I've been seeking. This marvelous book provides you with a great mindset, valuing deep work resulting in astonishing achievements. The deep work book is organized in two sections...

    One of Newport's main building blocks here is the concept of ego depletion: that our willpower runs down the more we use it. More recent research has cast doubt on the original framing of ego depletion, but still it holds a deep sense of truthiness. Still, Newport's suggestions of ritu...

    ????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ? ???? ??? ??? ?? ?? ???? ??? ??? ???. ?????? ??? ? ???? ???? ?? ?????????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ???. ?? ??? ????? ?...

    Many good pts, but barely any women and a single unneeded Trump reference ...

    Over the last years I have been on a quest to develop a more naturally flowing and productive way of life. The ability to focus, to prioritize and to rest is essential for someone who is engaged in an intellectually demanding job, has an unquenchable curiosity, and leans towards ambiti...

    Deep work is probably my favorite book I've read this year, and I can't recommend it enough. In the age of knowledge work, with so many things going on, the ability to do focus and do deep work is a precious asset to have. As Cal says: "Focus is the new IQ." We can all agree that there...

    A shallow, poor quality book about deep work. The central idea is about scheduling distraction free blocks of time to help you reach a state of flow with your work so you can achieve more. The useful content could be summed up in about 10 pages. The rest of it is mind-numbing padding. ...

    Background: Read this during the evenings while attending a scientific conference where I had to concentrate on lectures that I didn't understand 90% of, but still seemed fascinating. This is not a masterpiece, it's not even a self-help book. You would expect someone that advocates ...

    "A business's goal is to generate value, not to make sure its employee's lives are as easy as possible." -------------------------------- ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ? ??? ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?...

    Deep Work is an incredibly well researched and insightful book. Cal Newport has upped his game as an author ? which is no small feat considering his past work has been phenomenal ? with this latest effort. The practical insights and thought that has gone into this book is well w...

    So this is a 4 because this book is my mantra and my holy book in the War Against Open Offices. It wasn't super convincing (as I already believe in the God of Personal Privacy), but I did really like the bits about constructing your entire day and making your evening after work product...

    The ideas - as far as I read- were good. But the too many examples of white men that have used those ideas first and succeeded, plus the fact that the writer disregards other variables (like all kinds of privilege, economic status, personal preferences etc) made me lose interest to eve...

    Hapishane ya?ant?lar?n? dinleyip okudu?um devrimci tutsaklar?n nas?l bir çal??ma disiplinine sahip oldu?unu bildi?imden, kitab?n özdisipline ili?kin söyledikleri o kadar da yeni ve ilginç gelmedi. Baz? noktalar? ayd?nlat?c? buldum: - Sosyal medya diye adland?...

    Si tengo que accionar un libro en 2017 se trata sin duda de "Deep Work" de Cal Newport. El subtítulo lo resume a la perfección: "Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World". Estamos yonkis perdidos con el puto smartphone, las redes sociales, WhatsApp, Telegram, el email.....