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Author Newport, Cal, author.

Title Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world / Cal Newport.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
1 hold on first copy returned of 4 copies


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    650.1 NEW    DUE 01-04-21
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    650.1 NEW    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  650.1 NEW    On Holdshelf
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    650.1 NEW    DUE 11-06-20
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
Edition First Edition.
Description 295 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep--spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Distraction.
Mental work.
ISBN 9781455586691 (hardback)
1455586692 (hardback)

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