Top Books of the Year – #10

#10 Deep Work by Cal Newport

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While “The Shallows: What the Internet is going to our brains” by Nicholas Carr lays out the research on how the internet and technology impairs our ability to concentrate deeply, Cal Newport gives us the blueprint to how to reclaim focus in a time where everything is designed to fight for our attention.

——- WHY THIS BOOK? ———

In a world of constant distractions there is a financial and personal opportunity to get ahead if you can resist it and instead making focus a priority. If that’s not reason enough research also shows that deep work is a proven path to a fulfilling life. This books gives you the receipe to achieve just that!

————— IMPACT —————

I still got notifications turned off on all my apps except text messages. I Tried scheduled “Deep Work”, with great results, but have been slacking off lately.

——— 🤔QUESTIONS🤔——-

What notifications do you allow your life? How do you make sure you get periods of interrupted time for focused work?

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Top Books of 2017: The time has come!

The time has come for me to share the 10 books that stood out, had biggest impact and was most enjoyable of the 50 or so titles I read this year!

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I feel like I can’t present this list without mentioning a few words about why I read and what I want from a book. For me it’s about gaining new perspectives, investigating the human condition and picking up useful skills and tools. I.e. I don’t primarily read books to be entertained…so if you do, then this list might not be for you.

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It’s super hard to rank books like this and I probably don’t even agree with myself on how this turned out. The point is that these are all amazing books and you’d better read them all! 😎

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One post each day for 10 days right here! 🤩

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How was your book year? 🤔