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"Deep Work" by Cal Newport

"Deep work is the professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate." -- Cal Newport

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World is a non-fiction book about staying concentrated despite being constantly distracted. This strategy is for workplace activities, but it can be completed at home as well. 


Newport goes into detail on how deep work is valuable, rare, and meaningful, and the rules of how to do it. He suggests to work deeply, embrace boredom, quit social media, and limit superficial work. He was very straightforward with his message, and I took his advice to heart. 


The author's writing style was simple, and he used a lot of examples to get his point across. I was very confused, and he used perfect organization to explain each concept. 


I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I think Newport's advice is appropriate in today's world. We are all using social media constantly, and it repeatedly distracts us throughout the day. By getting rid of those distracts, we can allow ourselves to get more work done in a shorter amount of time. I am trying to use his advice in my own life so I can read more books in a shorter amount of time. If you find yourself always on your phone, and you want to stop, then check out this book.



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