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La capacité qui revêt le plus de valeur dans notre économie se fait de plus en plus rare. Celui qui la développe se donne les moyens d'accomplir de grandes choses.
Le travail en profondeur, ou deep work, désigne une activité professionnelle menée dans un état de concentration absolue qui pousse nos capacités cognitives jusqu'à leurs limites. Ces efforts créent de la valeur, affinent nos compétences et sont difficiles à reproduire. En d'autres termes, le travail en profondeur est comme un superpouvoir dans notre économie toujours plus concurrentielle. Et pourtant... nous avons, pour la plupart, perdu cette capacité. S'appuyant sur des modèles de réussite historiques et contemporains, Cal Newport nous explique pourquoi il est si crucial de réapprendre à se concentrer intensément dans un monde débordant d'informations et de distractions. Il nous enseigne 4 principes destinés à rééduquer notre esprit et à replacer le travail en profondeur, seule source de sens et de valeur, au cœur de notre vie professionnelle.
« Captivant et substantiel... Deep work [...] livre aux ambitieux une foule de pratiques concrètes à mettre en œuvre. » - The Wall Street Journal
One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.
Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
'Cal Newport is exceptional in the realm of self-help authors' New York Times
'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Coined by author and professor Cal Newport on his popular blog Study Hacks, deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.
And yet most people, whether knowledge workers in noisy open-plan offices or creatives struggling to sharpen their vision, have lost the ability to go deep - spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realising there's a better way.
A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories -- from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air -- and surprising suggestions, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored.
Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions you can make in an increasingly distracted world and this book will point the way.
Cal Newport's clearly-written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path.
Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a PhD. from MIT, contends that trying to find what drives us, instead of focusing on areas in which we naturally excel, is ultimately harmful and frustrating to job seekers.
The title is a direct quote from comedian Steve Martin who, when once asked why he was successful in his career, immediately replied: "Be so good they can't ignore you" and that's the main basis for Newport's book. Skill and ability trump passion.
Inspired by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' famous Stanford University commencement speech in which Jobs urges idealistic grads to chase their dreams, Newport takes issue with that advice, claiming that not only is thsi advice Pollyannish, but that Jobs himself never followed his own advice.
From there, Newport presents compelling scientific and contemporary case study evidence that the key to one's career success is to find out what you do well, where you have built up your 'career capital,' and then to put all of your efforts into that direction.
Learn how to switch off and find calm - from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Without Email
'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of technology' Evening Standard
Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media or the news while your anxiety rises? Are you feeling frazzled after a long day of endless video calls?
In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live a more meaningful life with less technology. By following a 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to:
· Rethink your relationship with social media
· Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains
· Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world
Take back control from your devices and find calm amongst the chaos with Digital Minimalism.
'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times
'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday
'What a timely and useful book' Naomi Alderman, author of The Power
Les conseils de bon sens, comme désactiver les notifications ou les rituels occasionnels, tels que l'observation d'un sabbat numérique, ne sont pas suffisants pour reprendre le contrôle de nos vies technologiques, et les tentatives de débranchement complet sont compliquées.
S'appuyant sur un large éventail d'exemples concrets, allant des agriculteurs Amish aux parents sursollicités en passant par les programmeurs de la Silicon Valley, Newport identifie les pratiques courantes des minimalistes numériques et les idées qui les sous-tendent.
Il montre comment ces derniers repensent leur relation aux médias sociaux, redécouvrent les plaisirs du monde hors connexion et renouent avec leur être intérieur au cours de périodes régulières de solitude.
Il partage ensuite ses stratégies pour intégrer ces pratiques dans votre vie, en commençant par un processus de "désencombrement numérique" de trente jours.
La technologie n'est intrinsèquement ni bonne ni mauvaise. L'essentiel est de l'utiliser pour soutenir vos objectifs et vos valeurs, plutôt que de la laisser vous manipuler.
Cal Newport est professeur d’informatique à l’université de Georgetown. C’est sur son célèbre blog, Study Hacks (suivi par plus de 2 millions d’internautes), qu’il a inventé et popularisé le concept de « deep work » et qu'il a formalisé la pratique du minimalisme numérique.
Il est l'auteur du best-seller international Deep Work (éditions Alisio).
“Highly recommended because it is full of practical tips that will help high school grads take the next step in life.”—Money
How can you graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, gain access to the best post-college opportunities, and still have a life? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of your class. These often surprising strategies include:
• Don’t do all your reading
• Drop classes every term
• Become a club president
• Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA
• Never pull an all-nighter
• Take three days to write a paper
• Always be working on a “grand project”
• Do one thing better than anyone else you know
Proving you can be successful and still have time for fun, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting and edge on life after graduation.
“This deliberately provocative book is a good way for a smart student to see how out-of-the-box thinking can lead to success in college.”—Seattle Times
***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***
Feel like you're always drowning in email? How much more would you achieve without them - and how much happier would you be?
'A World Without Email crystallizes what so many of us feel intuitively but haven't been able to explain: the way we're working isn't working.' Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox
Emails are an integral part of work today. But the 'kind regards', forwards and attachments we check every 5.4 minutes are making us unproductive, stressed and costing businesses millions in untapped potential.
Bestselling author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport, is here to offer a radical new vision - a world without email. Drawing on sociology, behavioural economics and fascinating case studies of thriving email-free companies, Newport explains how this modern tool doesn't work for our ancient brains and provides solutions you can implement today to transform your workday into one without constant, distracting pings.
Revolutionary and practical, A World Without Email will liberate you to do your most profound, fulfilling and creative work - and be happier too.
'If you are currently drowning in endless email and not sure where to start: read this book' Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method
'Read this superb book. It might just change your life; it's changing mine' Tim Harford, author of How To Make The World Add Up
'This is a bold, visionary, almost prophetic book that challenges the status quo' Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism
Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master.
You will learn how to:
• Streamline and maximize your study time
• Conquer procrastination
• Absorb the material quickly and effectively
• Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not
• Target the paper topics that wow professors
• Provide A+ answers on exams
• Write stellar prose without the agony
A strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students—with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.
In seinem neuen Buch Digitaler Minimalismus spinnt er diesen Gedanken noch weiter und zeigt, dass der Schlüssel zu einem guten Leben in der Hightech-Welt darin besteht, die Nutzung der Technologien in allen Bereichen des Lebens auf das Wesentlichste zu reduzieren. Mithilfe seiner Methode zum Digital Detox wird man lernen, digitalen Ablenkungen künftig zu widerstehen, Online-Tools nur intentional zu nutzen und das Leben so um ein Vielfaches zu vereinfachen.
Ein unverzichtbarer Leitfaden für all diejenigen, die sich nach einem entspannten Leben im Abseits der digitalen Welt sehnen.
What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress?
In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including:
· Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive.
· Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial.
· Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do.
These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online.
Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.
The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary.
Digital Minimalism, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past.
Cal Newport is a professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University in the USA. He has written a number of books on computers and technology.
This book is useful for anyone who is worried about the amount of time they are spending online and shows them how to use less technology in their life.
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