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Deep Work by Cal Newport
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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 ritualizing behaviors in order to minimize my likelihood of slipping into shallow work resonates with me.

It's noteworthy that the book is written for people whose day job involves deep work. If you're a peon during the day and trying to engage in your own creative deep work in the evenings then many (most?) of his suggestions wont be applicable.
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May 27, 2016 – Started Reading
May 27, 2016 – Shelved
June 1, 2016 – Shelved as: motivation
June 1, 2016 – Shelved as: productivity
June 1, 2016 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Rob (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rob Thanks for your review. To me your last paragraph was excellent and makes a lot of distinction as I'm o the latter group


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