What We Learned from Reading “Deep Work” (Ep. 140)

Listeners! Today we’ll be mixing up the recent Q & A format to bring you a conversation about what we learned from reading Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport.

This serves as a more personal sequel to episode 100 of the podcast, where I got the chance to interview Cal Newport himself about the concept of deep work and why it’s so important in the internet age.

Featured Book

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

The main argument of Deep Work is this: we live in a time where it’s getting harder and harder to focus at precisely the same time that society needs more and more people to be able to focus deeply on hard problems.

This counterintuitive mix means that if you can master the art of focus, you’ll have an advantage in the new economy.

Luckily, Cal doesn’t stop with theory — he goes on to detail several strategies for building a lifestyle centered around the concept of working deeply and tapping into your potential.

If you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself, you can support College Info Geek by using the link above!

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure 🙂 You can also leave a review!

Here’s an image for sharing this episode on social media:

What We Learned from Reading "Deep Work"

Thomas Frank is the geek behind College Info Geek. After paying off $14K in student loans before graduating, landing jobs and internships, starting a successful business, and travelling the globe, he's now on a mission to help you build a remarkable college experience as well. Get the Newsletter | Twitter | Instagram

Hey there! Please note that some links in the article may be referral links, meaning that if you buy something through them, I'll earn a commission (at no extra cost to you). This helps to support CIG, but please don't buy anything unless you truly believe it'll benefit you! You can learn more here. Thank you :)

Want to Earn Better Grades?

Did you find this article useful?

Over 100,000 awesome students are learning how to dominate their classes, get more done, and land the jobs they want - and you should too.

Join in, and I'll also send you a free copy of my book on earning better grades!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

// Read This Next

From College To Successful Startup With Leo Widrich from Buffer (Ep. 2)

Want more? Join over 100,000 students and grab my free book on earning better grades  →