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  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful insights into ring-fencing your focus.

  • By Mark Lancaster on 23-05-17

Fantastic read

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Reviewed: 17-02-18

This book has helped me learn to focus. I get more done and ironically become less ‘busy’ by ignoring stuff that doesn’t matter. Highly recommended!

  • The Art of Possibility

  • Transforming Professional and Personal Life
  • By: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Presenting 12 breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • subtle nuances of being amd becoming

  • By starlight on 20-03-17

A must-read if you deal with people

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Reviewed: 24-02-16

An excellent read for anyone who needs to motivate, or want to be motivated. Also amazing to hear the voices of the authors...very cool indeed!

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