“One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results.”

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In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he celebrates the power of its opposite: the ability to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks; a skill he calls “deep work.”

Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

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So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed—preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work— but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

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From the Study Hacks Blog:

  • 01/17 On Seriously Rethinking the Digital Economy

    A Diamond in the Economic Rough

    Two weeks ago, the American Economic Association held its annual meeting in Philadelphia. Spread over three days and two different hotels, this conference included over 500… Read More »

  • 01/13 On the Rise of Digital Addiction Activism

    The First Stirrings of a New Activism

    The investment funds run by Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System hold a combined $2 billion in Apple stock. This ensured the… Read More »

  • 12/31 Tycho Brahe’s Cognitive Kingdom

    Deep (Work) History

    Recently, I’ve been reading through the first volume of Simon and Schusters’ magisterial 1954 four-volume essay collection, The World of Mathematics (edited by James Newman). In a chapter on Napier’s… Read More »

  • 12/21 The End of Facebook’s Ubiquity?

    A Self-Defeating Statement

    Last week, Facebook posted an essay on their company blog titled: “Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?” The statement confronts this blunt prompt, admitting… Read More »