Deep Work

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World


By Cal Newport

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From a New York Times bestselling author, learn to master one of our economy’s rarest skills–the ability to focus–and achieve groundbreaking results.

Deep work is the power to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time–a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy. In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport presents four rules for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill:

1. Work Deeply 
2. Embrace Boredom 
3. Quit Social Media 
4. Drain the Shallows 

A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work uses examples from Carl Jung to social media pioneers to demonstrate how great thinkers have focused their minds in a nonstop world.

  • "As a presence on the page, Newport is exceptional in the realm of self-help authors."
    New York Times Book Review
  • "DEEP WORK accomplishes two considerable tasks: One is putting out a wealth of concrete practices for the ambitious, without relying on gauzy clichés. The second is that Mr. Newport resists the corporate groupthink of constant connectivity without seeming like a curmudgeon."
    Wall Street Journal
  • "As automation and outsourcing reshape the workplace, what new skill do we need? The ability to do deep work. Cal Newport's exciting new book is an introduction and guide to the kind of intense concentration in a distraction-free environment that results in fast, powerful learning and performance. Think of it as calisthenics for your mind-and start your exercise program today."
    Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and When
  • "DEEP WORK makes a compelling case for cultivating intense focus, and offers immediately actionable steps for infusing more of it into our lives."
    Adam M. Grant, author of Originals and Think Again
  • "Cal Newport is a clear voice in a sea of noise, bringing science and passion in equal measure. We don't need more clicks, more cats, and more emojis. We need brave work, work that happens when we refuse to avert our eyes."
    Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing and The Practice
  • "Cal Newport offers the most well-informed and astute collection of practical advice I have seen for reclaiming one's mental powers."
    Matthew B. Crawford, author of The World Beyond Your Head and Why We Drive
  • "Just when you think you already know this stuff, DEEP WORK hits you with surprisingly unique and useful insights. Rule #3 alone, with its discussion of the 'Any-Benefit' mind-set, is worth the price of this book."
    Derek Sivers, founder,
  • "Here lies a playbook for professionals of all stripes to achieve true differentiation in a crowded talent marketplace. Cal Newport's latest shows why he is one of the most provocative thinkers on the future of work."
    Ben Casnocha, co-author of The Start-Up Of You
  • "Deep work is the killer app of the knowledge economy: it is only by concentrating intensely that you can master a difficult discipline or solve a demanding problem."
    The Economist
  • "This is a deep, not shallow, book which can enrich your life."
    The Globe and Mail

On Sale
Jan 5, 2016
Page Count
288 pages

Cal Newport

About the Author

Cal Newport, Ph.D., lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He also runs the popular website Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success. Deep Work is his fifth book.

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