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

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

Label
Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world
Title
Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world
Statement of responsibility
Cal Newport
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
650
Index
index present
LC call number
BF323.D5
LC item number
N49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world, Cal Newport
Label
Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world, Cal Newport
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-287) and index
Contents
Deep work is valuable -- Deep work is rare -- Deep work is meaningful -- Rule #1: Work deeply -- Rule #2: Embrace boredom -- Rule #3: Quit social media -- Rule #4: Drain the shallows
Control code
ocn908704985
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
http://contentcafe2.btol.com/ContentCafe/Jacket.aspx?UserID=EBSDVR53400&Password=CC19341&Return=1&Type=M&Value=9781455586691&erroroverride=1
Dimensions
22 cm
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'DOVER': 'https://librarycatalog.dover.nh.gov/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=208886'}
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781455586691
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015032646

Library Locations

    • Main LibraryBorrow it
      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
Processing Feedback ...