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Deep Work by Cal Newport
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bookshelves: business, creativity, productivity, self-improvement, work

This book was insightful and practical. Shallow work has the more immediate appeal in today's economy and even the appearance of productivity. Deep work is undervalued and underpracticed. Of course, we have constant distraction today, which is the enemy of deep work. Anyone who wants to best their time to do meaningful work needs to wrestle with ever-present distraction.

Newport gives many practical steps to think through and adapt to your own needs. He seemed to strive for a balanced approach between connectivity and deep work, which requires less connectivity and more isolation. The implications for deep work are ubiquitous across all industries and disciplines, so everyone could benefit from it. I appreciated the brief section he had thinking about the relationship we have with our tools. It something that needs more thought.
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Reading Progress

July 24, 2019 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)
July 24, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read (Kindle Edition)
Started Reading
February 6, 2020 – Shelved
February 6, 2020 – Shelved as: business
February 6, 2020 – Shelved as: creativity
February 6, 2020 – Shelved as: productivity
February 6, 2020 – Shelved as: self-improvement
February 6, 2020 – Shelved as: work
February 6, 2020 – Finished Reading

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