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Tag Cal Newport

How Fractured Focus Steals Your Productivity (and How to Take it Back)

If we had to convey how to be more productive in one sentence, it would go something like this: Put the best version of yourself in charge.  That sounds easy, but doing it requires more than simply reading another book about focus. The more we look into productivity—how to achieve it and why we keep losing it—the clearer it is that a lack of information isn’t the problem. The problem

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Why Deep Work Matters in a Distracted World

From the moment we wake in the morning, we’re tempted. Reach for the phone. Check texts. Read email. Scroll through social feeds. Add a few clicks to news stories and before long, you’ve logged what will likely be the first of more than 76 daily interactions with your mobile device. Even though mobile devices have increased our access to information and ability to communicate with others, they’ve also introduced barriers

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