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  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World | Cal Newport

    Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Cal Newport
    • Narrated By Jeff Bottoms
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    Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

    Philpot says: "Well worth the investment!"
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You | Cal Newport

    So Good They Can't Ignore You

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Cal Newport
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    Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a PhD from MIT, contends that trying to find what drives us, instead of focusing on areas in which we naturally excel, is ultimately harmful and frustrating to job seekers.

    Trent Hall says: "Such a good book to wipe away the noise"
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