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Deep Work by Cal Newport
book review #160
Deep Work by Cal Newport is yet another self-help book.
I hopped off the self-help book train a while ago but decided to read this because I wanted to read about Theodore Roosevelt and how he did so much (politician, conservationist, naturalist, historian, writer, vice president, president of united states and overall legend. He got shot while making a speech and continued speaking for 84 more minutes. He said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." The bullet would remain in his chest until the day he died. What).
Anyways, didn’t really enjoy this book because I dislike self-help books now (character development arc) but the stories and anecdotes were alright. Overall kinda mid other than the Teddy part.
Deep meaningful work vs shallow unfulfilling work.
That’s the main idea of the book. Newport talks about how those who can focus produce high value work while those who can’t focus become failures in life. Truly profound insight I must add. Who could have made that connection.
Here are some ideas.
Embrace Boredom (don’t use your phone when you are bored)
Quit Social Media (focus)
Ritualise Deep Work (make it a routine and regiment)
Overall. quick read. would not recommend.