Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University. Author, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.
Believes “follow your passion” is bad advice because most people don’t have a pre-existing passion. (video)
Thinks a secret to better manage your email is to write longer emails.
“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.”
Suggests you create an attention charter for yourself to better control how you spend your time and attention.
Believes the key to productivity is deep work – the ability to work for extended periods of time on a single task free from distraction.
“If you can’t learn, you can’t thrive.”
Has a system to help you plan every minute of your work day.
Thinks three months is the right amount of time to spend on an important project because it’s long enough to get it done, but not too long to lose your focus on it.
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