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message 1: by Rishi (new)

Rishi Shukla Thanks for putting your thoughts (that make a lot of sense) on this book here. I had ordered it anyway let's see it would be of any help to me or not.


message 2: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Rishi wrote: "Thanks for putting your thoughts (that make a lot of sense) on this book here. I had ordered it anyway let's see it would be of any help to me or not."

Hey. Did you have a chance to read it? Leave a review? I'm curious how you perceived it. Let me know if/when you do.


message 3: by Andrei GUDIU (new)

Andrei GUDIU I am thinking of going through this but I still have/had mixed feelings. I felt it was really about "you need to quit social media" in all of it's forms and formulas. So that's for your review on that but listed in the "what annoyed me" section is the women examples, so I have a question: is the fact that he only "found" or listed two women really a problem ? I mean really really a problem ? Because I'm starting to feel a trend around me, women in desperate search of "women" filled magazines, prints, books, etc. Are we going to read gender literature in the near future ? (please don't take this question as an offence, it's more like a discussion opener)

Thanks,
Andrei


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Hey Andrei, sorry for the late reply, I haven't checked Goodreads in a while, I was caught in work :wink, wink:

I can't make anyone do anything, so it's your choice if you read it (did you, by the way?). It's quite a fast read, despite the length. Did I mention it's repetitive? Yes, well...

If you use "women in desperate search for", you'll get some people offended (and no, I don't mean desperate women). I just wish the book was a bit more balanced, that's all. I'm a woman and I'd like to see examples of other women who use deep work. Maybe I'll write them an email and congratulate them for being able to concentrate on one thing at a time in such a chaotic world. Maybe I'll just be happy that I'm not the only crazy person who needs to sit down and do only one thing at a time to actually get results.

Just because something annoys me, it doesn't mean it's a problem. It sometimes means that I'll try to not do that in my own work. Who do you think I write these reviews for anyway? They're for my brain when I'm older and I forgot most of what I read already :))


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