Constant distractions are a part of our daily life now and inarguably disrupt our ability to perform demanding work. Are there any rules to guide our focus back on track in this frenzied world?
|Book title||Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World|
|Publication||2016, ISBN-10: 1455586692, ISBN-13: 978-1455586691|
|Podcast title||You 2.0: Deep Work Podcast|
Deep work is any work that required focused attention and concentration. The majority of tasks in scientific software will fall into this category.
In your daily life, do you constantly get interrupted and find it difficult to focus on such work? Is your calendar so full of meetings that you have little time to actually work on projects? If so, the book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World from Cal Newport, a Computer Science Professor at Georgetown University and author of six books on the intersection of digital technicnology and culture, will be an interesting read.
The author has also addressed this topic in a podcast.