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Deep Work

Long periods of intense concentration, free from distractions.

Contrast shallow work: undemanding, routine tasks. Responding to email, slack, admin. (things that leave no long-term lasting trace. Things that have no Compounding.)

Cal Newport thinks that there is an opportunity here: deep work is becoming rare due to the amount of distractions available these days, however it is also more in demand than ever in this information economy.

If you want to create something lasting, social media is a huge distraction. People who get stuff done do not seem to use social media a lot (exclude journalist types who need to be 'up to date' so I don't have to)

Because it is hard to measure deep work, easier shallow work thrives in buisnesses (and life).

This might be a case where Value of Shortcuts has dropped, making deep work more valuable.

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Last modified 2019-07-29 Mon 20:48. Contact max@maxjmartin.com