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What You Lose With ‘Deep Work’

In the war against distraction, it’s easy to close yourself off from new conversations, ideas, and opportunities

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For the past few years, I’ve blocked off large parts of my days for what the author Cal Newport calls “deep work” — the act of focusing, without distraction, on a cognitively demanding task. The case for single-tasking is…

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Herbert Lui

Herbert Lui

Covering the psychology of creative work for content creators, professionals, hobbyists, and independents. Author of Creative Doing: https://www.holloway.com/cd