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Deep Work by Cal Newport
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did not like it
bookshelves: will-not-finish

I read 50% of the book and then went online to find if someone had summarized the rest for me. Somehow, Cal Newport has both convinced me that deep work is definitely necessary and that he has no idea what he's talking about.

I can't say it better than Natalie Luhrs: "Cal Newport’s Deep Work is both a useful and an incredibly infuriating work to read: there are a lot of really good productivity strategies but they’re encased in a layer of academic tech-bro privilege of which he seems to be wholly unaware."

Actually interesting tips and studies are buried beneath mountains of worship for white, male CEOs, as well as a complete unawareness or acknowledgment for the type of privilege you need to have in order to follow the tips he's giving.

Read a book summary instead of the actual book. Natalie's blog post, which I found by Googling, does a pretty good job here:
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Reading Progress

December 30, 2017 – Started Reading
December 30, 2017 – Shelved
January 12, 2018 –
January 12, 2018 – Finished Reading
January 15, 2018 – Shelved as: will-not-finish

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Machiko Thank you !!!

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