One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author most recently of Deep Work, a book which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. He has also written three popular books of unconventional advice for students. His ideas and writing are frequently featured in major publications and on TV and radio.
@ Ada 这是个令人反思的topic，作者提供了一些有用的建议和实操的方法，归根到底还是self-control的能力。作者花大精力都在讲deep work的重要性，书的架构很像一个deck，topic的意义远高于书的阅读性。 @ Ann 还不错的书，前半本讲为什么要deep work就直接跳过了，略读了后面讲怎样deep work，有些建议很不错，比如：Don't take breaks from distraction, take breaks from focus. Work intensively like Teddy Roosevelt. Mediate productively. Identify the core fa… @ Jacob 陈美丽 真正能改变你的学习工作习惯，提高效率的书。浅显易懂，有理有据。我只能说相见恨晚！【豆瓣有没有六星啊等全部读完之后抽空整理出来一份摘要哈 @ 橙子爷爷 单看这本书当然是不够的，这也是为什么某些短评觉得此书的意义论大于实操性。君不见作者多次强调，深度工作与刻意练习在很大程度是有重叠的。再结合作者另一本书《优秀到不能被忽视》，就是一部完整的人生潜能挖掘之道。 @ voci 不需要通读，看看要点就可以了。并不是因为写得不好，而是道理或者方法本身就不复杂，重要的是自己去做去尝试。 @ stayman rolling in the deep @ 沉默的爱普 喜马拉雅听的，几乎什么都没记住。:-) @ fi 很有收获。然而写得太啰嗦，有凑字数嫌疑。读到83%进度时突然发现已经读完了？！原来后面17%都是reference and notes！ @ 秀秀 全书的二个部分分别讲为什么deep work重要，怎么实现deep work，这二个问题我本来就不困惑，所以本书对我无用。作者说要远离social media，我不同意，进步进化石不可逆的，要向前看，学会与social media共存，而不是的封闭隔离自己。 @ cwdai #为啥没早点读到#系列的一本小书。1.方法论之前花了一定篇幅讲世俗和哲学意义层面deep work的意义，挺合我意；2.作为knowledge worker的翘楚，作者本身的经历是很有借鉴意义的；3.方法论有挺多新瓶装旧酒的东西，比如ritual，not work at evenings（也算是deep life的前提了），但是example和experiment还算有趣；4.花了相当篇幅讲在信息…