📖Deep Work

authors
Newport, Cal
year
2016
url
https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/0349411905/
  • p.40 high-quality work produced = (time spent) × (intensity of focus)
  • pp.44-48 deep work is not required in all fields and positions
  • deep work philosophies → Deep Work philosophies

    monastic
    you withdraw from the world to pursue your work
    bimodal
    disconnect from the world for days from time to time to do deep work, be connected and normal in other periods
    rhythmic
    a scheduled deep work into everyday life (e.g., wake up at 6am and do deep work before 10am)
    journalist
    try to cram as much deep work as possible as opportunity presents (without a preset plan). the hardest because you have to be able to switch to deep work quickly
  • Shutdown routine to clean up the mind

    • Review all inboxes, all todo items
    • the goal is so that you can leave all work items behind while being sure that they’ll be handled later
    • re: Zeigarnik effect
  • Social networks as a tool. Check if they provide substantial value for your top-priority goals

    • any-value fallacy—thinking that if tool provides any value at all, it is worth using → Any-value fallacy

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