Book Review: Lessons From “Deep Work” By Cal Newport

“Deep work”, a definition coined by Cal Newport himself is, “professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit”.

1⃣ Regularly resting your brain improves the quality of your deep work. When you work, work hard. When you’re done, be done.

2⃣ For many types of work, especially when pursuing innovation, collaborative deep work can yield better results.

3⃣ Spending time in nature can improve your ability to
concentrate. This resource is finite: If you exhaust it,
you’ll struggle to concentrate.

4⃣ Great creative minds think like artists but work like accountants.

5⃣ You don’t need a ratified job; you need instead a
ratified approach to your work.

6⃣ Deep life is not just economically lucrative, but also a life well lived.

7⃣ Skilful management of attention is the sine qua non of the good life and the key to improving virtually every aspect of your experience.

8⃣ If it’s high-tech, we began to instead assume, then it’s good. In most cases, it is actually not.


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