MORE IDEAS FROM THEBOOK
1. Deep Work
2. Shallow Work
Deep work is the type of effort that is needed to stand out in a cognitively demanding field.
2 Core abilities:
1. Master hard things quickly.
2. Produce at an elite level.
•High quality work produced = time spent x intensity of focus
• More intensity of focus, less time spent
• Attention residue - when you switch from some Task A to another Task B, your attention doesn’t immediately follow—a residue of your attention remains stuck thinking about the original task.
• Work on a single hard task for a long time without switching to minimize the negative impact of attention residue.
• the common habit of working in a state of semi-distraction is potentially devastating to your performance
• Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.
□ Master hard things quickly.
• Focus on developing your high-level skills, and you will be more valuable.
• Be a superstar. Climb to the top by becoming the best in your field.
• Work your way up to being an owner. Owners are the most valuable people out there.
• Immerse yourself in your work to master hard things quickly.
□ Deliberate practice.
• Uninterrupted concentration, no distractions.
• To be great at something is to be well-myelinated
• Isolate relevant neural circuit enough to trigger myelination.
• Isolated, repetitive firing of neurons
□ Minimize the shallow.
• Shallow work includes a low level of focus and consists of tasks that can be performed while distracted. These tasks don’t create new value.
• It is much more satisfying to create something extraordinary that only you can create.
3 groups that will thrive/ are at an advantage:
“Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
“Shallow Work: Noncognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted. These efforts tend to not create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate.”
In the future, work that requires repetition will be replaced by machines.
Only 3 types of people will survive. These are following:
1. People who can learn hard things fast.
2. People who are best at their work or are producing high quality work.
3. People who have capital for investing in future technologies.
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