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  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,292
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,327
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,268

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Blocking off time each day to work without distractions will make you more productive

  • By M.J. on 11-17-16

Great idea - beat to death!

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Reviewed: 02-04-17

Too redundant with way way way too many examples from academia. Really should've been 100 to 150 pages tops.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • The Agile Samurai

  • How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software
  • By: Jonathan Rasmusson
  • Narrated by: Don Azevedo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
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    4 out of 5 stars 206
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    4 out of 5 stars 205

Faced with a software project of epic proportions? Tired of over-committing and under-delivering? Enter the dojo of the agile samurai, where agile expert Jonathan Rasmusson shows you how to kick-start, execute, and deliver your agile projects. Combining cutting-edge tools with classic agile practices, The Agile Samurai gives you everything you need to deliver something of value every week and make rolling your software into production a non-event. Get ready to kick some software project butt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Primer!

  • By Jason D Jones on 03-20-15

Practical broad & deep enough in spots (not Scrum)

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Reviewed: 12-22-16

The inception deck and last three sections on TDD refactoring and continuous integration were great and abnormal for Agile books.