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Reviewed in India on 11 September 2020
There are two types of work in our professional and personal lives. Deep work and Shallow Work,
Deep work: Activities performed in a state of focus and distraction-free concentration that push your capabilities to their limit. These are rare and hard to replicate.

While Shallow Work: Non cognitively demanding activities often performed while distracted. These efforts tend to not create much value and are easy to replicate.

Newport argues — as have many before him — that the internet has had a corrosive effect on our ability to concentrate. The use of these network tools and social sites can be addictive and harmful if you don't attempt to weigh the pros against cons. These constant distractions, as well as your phone and social media, are destroyers of depth.
Quality of work = (Time Spent) x (Intensity of Focus).

Deep work, is the transformative experience for anyone who wants to thrive in today's distracted world. The author argues everyone to leave the distracted masses to join the focused few. While explaining this deep work concept, Newport gives worldwide examples of Bill Gates, Winfred Gallagher, and many more who achieved their masterpiece in this focused state. How did J. K Rowling write a final book of the Harry Potter series? How did a Walter Isaacson write a 900-page book in his spare time?

The book is divided into two parts: one discusses the idea of the deep work, another portion describes the rules to achieve this state. Though the rules and suggestions are quite hard to implement, but not impossible. This technique could work for people like writers and journalists, but those who are working with the use of social media or digital marketing, it's not applicable to them totally. If you like the idea of focused work, and ready to be disciplined towards it, then this book can be a life-altering for you.
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By Parthss89 on 11 September 2020
There are two types of work in our professional and personal lives. Deep work and Shallow Work,
Deep work: Activities performed in a state of focus and distraction-free concentration that push your capabilities to their limit. These are rare and hard to replicate.

While Shallow Work: Non cognitively demanding activities often performed while distracted. These efforts tend to not create much value and are easy to replicate.

Newport argues — as have many before him — that the internet has had a corrosive effect on our ability to concentrate. The use of these network tools and social sites can be addictive and harmful if you don't attempt to weigh the pros against cons. These constant distractions, as well as your phone and social media, are destroyers of depth.
Quality of work = (Time Spent) x (Intensity of Focus).

Deep work, is the transformative experience for anyone who wants to thrive in today's distracted world. The author argues everyone to leave the distracted masses to join the focused few. While explaining this deep work concept, Newport gives worldwide examples of Bill Gates, Winfred Gallagher, and many more who achieved their masterpiece in this focused state. How did J. K Rowling write a final book of the Harry Potter series? How did a Walter Isaacson write a 900-page book in his spare time?

The book is divided into two parts: one discusses the idea of the deep work, another portion describes the rules to achieve this state. Though the rules and suggestions are quite hard to implement, but not impossible. This technique could work for people like writers and journalists, but those who are working with the use of social media or digital marketing, it's not applicable to them totally. If you like the idea of focused work, and ready to be disciplined towards it, then this book can be a life-altering for you.
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