"Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World"
Two types of work...
Only requires little time and focus. Eg. Answering emails
- Low value
- Most people can do it.
When you lock yourself in a room for 5 hours without distractions.
- Creates value
- Improves skill.
Bill Gates had "think weeks" - where he isolated himself to read and think.
The more you do shallow work, the less you can do deep work. Our attention is fragmented thanks to a lot of things. We think busy is productive.
Actively train our-self to put focused, UN-interupted work at the core of what we do. Options...
- Disconnect for a week once or twice a year
- Limiting access to social media
- Allocating a window to do deep work