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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
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1.5x pace

    • By Derek on 05-17-16
    • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 01-05-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6,092 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • So Good They Can't Ignore You

    • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

    • By Erin on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome and practical book

    • By rod on 01-25-17
    • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 07-26-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 866 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email

    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the early 1980s, IBM decided to deploy an internal email system. In typical careful IBM fashion, they began by measuring employee communication, so they could estimate how many messages would be sent on the new system. Based on this research, IBM provisioned a $10 million mainframe to run their email server — an amount of processing power that should have easily handled the typical volume of intra-office interaction.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • So Good They Can't Ignore You

    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Introduction to the career capital concept

    • By Vintila Bogdan on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Warning: Social Media May Be Harmful to Your Career

    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Warning: Social Media May Be Harmful to Your Career" is from the November 18, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Cal Newport and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Deep Work

    • Retrouver la concentration dans un monde de distractions
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: David Giuge
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La capacité qui revêt le plus de valeur dans notre économie se fait de plus en plus rare. Celui qui la développe se donne les moyens d'accomplir de grandes choses. Le travail en profondeur, ou deep work, désigne une activité professionnelle menée dans un état de concentration absolue qui pousse nos capacités cognitives jusqu'à leurs limites. Ces efforts créent de la valeur, affinent nos compétences et sont difficiles à reproduire. En d'autres termes, le travail en profondeur est comme un superpouvoir dans notre économie toujours plus concurrentielle.

    • Retrouver la concentration dans un monde de distractions
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: David Giuge
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-18
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $14.42