Deep Work And Shallow Work
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It's important to have a shutdown ritual, to ensure that every incomplete activity has been reviewed and that for each you have confirmed that either you have a plan you will follow for its completion, or it’s wirrten down and saved in a place where it will be revisited.
Knowledge workers usually lack explicit indicators of what it means to be productive and valuable at work, so they turn back toward an industrial indicator of productivity: doing multiple tasks in a visible manner.
Identify the key elements that determine success and happiness in your professional and personal life.
Adopt a tool only if its positive impacts on these factors substantially outweigh its negative impacts.
In order to have a deep work routine, you have to decide the following:
Without explicit feedback on the impact of various behaviors to the bottom line, we will tend toward actions that are easiest in the moment.
“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.”
1. Deep Work
2. Shallow Work
Deep work is the type of effort that is needed to stand out in a cognitively demanding field.
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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