[ 1 minutes to read ]This book was insightful and practical. Shallow work has the more immediate appeal in today’s economy and even the appearance of productivity. Deep work is undervalued and underpracticed. Of course, we have constant distraction today, which is the enemy of deep work. Anyone who wants to best their time to do meaningful work needs to wrestle with ever-present distraction.
Newport gives many practical steps to think through and adapt to your own needs. He seemed to strive for a balanced approach between connectivity and deep work, which requires less connectivity and more isolation. The implications for deep work are ubiquitous across all industries and disciplines, so everyone could benefit from it. I appreciated the brief section he had thinking about the relationship we have with our tools. It something that needs more thought.