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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 an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Coined by author and professor Cal Newport on his popular blog Study Hacks, deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.And yet most people, whether knowledge workers in noisy open-plan offices or creatives struggling to sharpen their vision, have lost the ability to go deep - spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realising there's a better way.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 surprising suggestions, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions you can make in an increasingly distracted world and this book will point the way.
New York Times Bestseller'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way'What a timely and useful book' Naomi Alderman, author of The Power Cut down on screen time and get your technology use in check The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way.In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology. Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world. By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to: Rethink your relationship with social media Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains Rediscover the pleasures of the offline worldTake back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist.
In this extraordinary eye-opening account, Georgetown University professor Dr. Calvin Newport debunks the long-held traditonal notion that 'following your passion' is good career advice
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online.Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary.Digital Minimalism, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past.Cal Newport is a professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University in the USA. He has written a number of books on computers and technology.This book is useful for anyone who is worried about the amount of time they are spending online and shows them how to use less technology in their life. Visit the Penguin Readers websiteExclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.
El autor bestseller del New York Times, Cal Newport, nos ofrece una propuesta audaz para liberar a los trabajadores de la dictadura de la bandeja de entrada y desencadenar una nueva era de productividad. Los profesionales modernos se comunican constantemente. Sus das se definen por un incesante bombardeo de mensajes entrantes y conversaciones digitales de ida y vuelta, un estado de palabrera constante y estresante de la que nadie puede desconectar y, por tanto, no se dispone del ancho de banda cognitivo necesario para realizar un trabajo productivo. Basndose en aos de investigacin, en Un mundo sin email, Cal Newport, escritor y profesor de ciencias de la computacin, sostiene que nuestro enfoque actual del trabajo est equivocado y expone una serie de principios e instrucciones concretas para corregirlo. El autor aboga por un lugar de trabajo en el que procesos claros definan cmo se identifican, distribuyen y revisan las tareas. Cada persona trabaja en menos tareas y se reduce la creciente carga de tareas administrativas. Por encima de todo, la comunicacin importante se optimiza, y las bandejas de entrada y los canales de chat dejan de ser el elemento central del proceso de ejecucin del trabajo. Un mundo sin e-mail te convencer de que ha llegado el momento de realizar cambios audaces y te mostrar exactamente cmo llevarlos a cabo.
In this timely and enlightening book, the best-selling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "e;fear of missing out"e; because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction. Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals, like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends, and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a 30-day "e;digital declutter"e; process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control. Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.