Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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Anthony Kim I read this book twice. It really impacted the way I do work.

I am a medical physicist, with responsibilities in the clinic as well academically.…more
I read this book twice. It really impacted the way I do work.

I am a medical physicist, with responsibilities in the clinic as well academically. After I read this book I stacked all of my rote clinical duties into two-week piles and plowed through them, leaving months to focus on my academic work as well as clinical projects that meant a lot to me.

I also have applied this at home with my writing, and likewise got way more productive.

It's a pretty good book. I view it as a wake-up call to a distracted world: just focus on one thing at a time and you'll be a happier, more productive person.(less)
Boni Aditya "So good they can't ignore you" isn't related to this book but I liked that book better than this one. This one seems repetitive, while the other book…more"So good they can't ignore you" isn't related to this book but I liked that book better than this one. This one seems repetitive, while the other book is more engaging.(less)
Ram V There is a section on Radhika Nagpal, a CompSci prof from Harvard
Holger Matthies 1. Busy work feels good, but doesn't get stuff done.
2. Try to get away from the traps of shallow work.
3. The author is a prodigious father…more
1. Busy work feels good, but doesn't get stuff done.
2. Try to get away from the traps of shallow work.
3. The author is a prodigious father of 28 children who travels a lot.(less)
Puc I haven't read about "the now habit book" yet, but i can say from the things i have read so far from different sources" doing thing now" or "5 min…moreI haven't read about "the now habit book" yet, but i can say from the things i have read so far from different sources" doing thing now" or "5 min rules" usually for people tend to procastinate things. But in my opinion this book teachs how to improve the quality of your work or avoid become create shallow works. And why you should discriminate yourself from people who does shallow work. i believe deep work can help procatination too but main point is creating better quality works. i know it is a very old question and might already read the book but maybe it can help somebody else :)(less)

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