Highly reviewed focus books

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Make Time - How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky
  • Great overall
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No one has looked at a blank calendar and thought, "The easiest way to spend this time is to get it packed with meetings! Nobody went to work, saying, I'm going to waste hours on Facebook today! In a world where knowledge is constantly refreshed and the every day feels like a constant shower of attention requests, being distracted has become our default status. Yet what if this relentless busyness fatigue was not mandatory? Would'n it be great if you could take back control of your time and energy? As…
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No one has looked at a blank calendar and thought, “The easiest way to spend this time is to get it packed with meetings! Nobody went to work, saying, I’m going to waste hours on Facebook today! In a world where knowledge is constantly refreshed and the every day feels like a constant shower of attention requests, being distracted has become our default status. Yet what if this relentless busyness fatigue was not mandatory? Would’n it be great if you could take back control of your time and energy? As founders of Google Ventures design sprints, Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams tackle big challenges by transforming how they work. Building on the popularity of these sprints and their expertise of creating omnipresent software items from Gmail to YouTube, they have spent years playing with their own patterns and behaviors, finding ways to help users maximize their strength, concentration, and time. So we put the most powerful strategies into a four-step routine structure that could be used by all to plan their days efficiently. Make Time provides a customized list of tips and tactics that can be personalized to particular routines and lifestyles. Make Time is not about dramatically revising your lifestyle; it is about making incremental adjustments to your working environment to liberate yourself from relentless annoyance and distraction. A must-read to anyone who ever wondered, if there were just more hours in the day. Make Time makes you avoid responding unconsciously to the external demands and finding time for things that matter.


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No one has looked at a blank calendar and thought, “The easiest way to spend this time is to get it packed with meetings! Nobody went to work, saying, I’m going to waste hours on Facebook today! In a world where knowledge is constantly refreshed and the every day feels like a constant shower of attention requests, being distracted has become our default status. Yet what if this relentless busyness fatigue was not mandatory? Would’n it be great if you could take back control of your time and energy? As founders of Google Ventures design sprints, Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams tackle big challenges by transforming how they work. Building on the popularity of these sprints and their expertise of creating omnipresent software items from Gmail to YouTube, they have spent years playing with their own patterns and behaviors, finding ways to help users maximize their strength, concentration, and time. So we put the most powerful strategies into a four-step routine structure that could be used by all to plan their days efficiently. Make Time provides a customized list of tips and tactics that can be personalized to particular routines and lifestyles. Make Time is not about dramatically revising your lifestyle; it is about making incremental adjustments to your working environment to liberate yourself from relentless annoyance and distraction. A must-read to anyone who ever wondered, if there were just more hours in the day. Make Time makes you avoid responding unconsciously to the external demands and finding time for things that matter.

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Deep Work - Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

by Cal Newport
  • Decent overall
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Focus, one of our economy's most important skill is becoming exceedingly rare. Deep work is the ability to concentrate on a cognitively difficult task without interruption. It's a talent that helps you to learn complex data easily and with less time achieve good outcomes. Deep work should enhance your quality and give you the feeling of real satisfaction that comes from craftsmanship. In brief, in our highly dynamic twenty-first-century world, deep work is like a…
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Focus, one of our economy’s most important skill is becoming exceedingly rare. Deep work is the ability to concentrate on a cognitively difficult task without interruption. It’s a talent that helps you to learn complex data easily and with less time achieve good outcomes. Deep work should enhance your quality and give you the feeling of real satisfaction that comes from craftsmanship. In brief, in our highly dynamic twenty-first-century world, deep work is like a superpower. Still, many people lose the opportunity to enjoy their days profoundly alone in a frenzied swirl of email and social networks, not knowing better ways. A combination of cultural critique and actionable tips, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through unforgettable stories from Carl Jung. DEEP WORK is an invaluable roadmap for anybody in a busy environment looking for finding back their focus.


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Focus, one of our economy’s most important skill is becoming exceedingly rare. Deep work is the ability to concentrate on a cognitively difficult task without interruption. It’s a talent that helps you to learn complex data easily and with less time achieve good outcomes. Deep work should enhance your quality and give you the feeling of real satisfaction that comes from craftsmanship. In brief, in our highly dynamic twenty-first-century world, deep work is like a superpower. Still, many people lose the opportunity to enjoy their days profoundly alone in a frenzied swirl of email and social networks, not knowing better ways. A combination of cultural critique and actionable tips, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through unforgettable stories from Carl Jung. DEEP WORK is an invaluable roadmap for anybody in a busy environment looking for finding back their focus.

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When we want to learn new skills or being prepared future challenges, what we need is persistence, concentration, and determination. Those qualities might appear difficult and impossible to sustain. Thomas Sterner explains how to develop skills in any area of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to enjoy the process in this appealing and pragmatic novel. Life…
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When we want to learn new skills or being prepared future challenges, what we need is persistence, concentration, and determination. Those qualities might appear difficult and impossible to sustain. Thomas Sterner explains how to develop skills in any area of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to enjoy the process in this appealing and pragmatic novel. Life in our early years is all about trial and error, but then why are we, once adults, giving up on a missionif we don’t excel at first? Throughout his research on how we learn, Sterner found that we have lost the ideals of learning, the method of taking up a target and making constant attempts to accomplish it. Sterner’s training techniques demonstrate that trial and error is not plodding on the path to perfection, but rather a rewarding process that creates consistency, lucidity and pride.


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When we want to learn new skills or being prepared future challenges, what we need is persistence, concentration, and determination. Those qualities might appear difficult and impossible to sustain. Thomas Sterner explains how to develop skills in any area of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to enjoy the process in this appealing and pragmatic novel. Life in our early years is all about trial and error, but then why are we, once adults, giving up on a missionif we don’t excel at first? Throughout his research on how we learn, Sterner found that we have lost the ideals of learning, the method of taking up a target and making constant attempts to accomplish it. Sterner’s training techniques demonstrate that trial and error is not plodding on the path to perfection, but rather a rewarding process that creates consistency, lucidity and pride.

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Total Focus - Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

by Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Great overall
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With his latest company, U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb earned millions, only to lose it as things spiraled out of his grasp. Webb learned in the aftermath of that loss that successful businessmen want a quality that he had perfected already: total focus. SEAL snipers describe this as the ability to block out external noise and confusion so that under the intense pressures of battle you can make life-or-death decisions. If he would retain full attention when staring at a person who might be an Al Qaeda member, he…
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With his latest company, U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb earned millions, only to lose it as things spiraled out of his grasp. Webb learned in the aftermath of that loss that successful businessmen want a quality that he had perfected already: total focus. SEAL snipers describe this as the ability to block out external noise and confusion so that under the intense pressures of battle you can make life-or-death decisions. If he would retain full attention when staring at a person who might be an Al Qaeda member, he could surely be able to do the same in the corporate world. Then Webb started, placing full emphasis on a new venture, a news organization called the Hurricane Group. His strategy is so successful that Hurricane expanded to have a workforce of over fifty, an audience of tens of millions, and an revenue of over $100 million in just five years. In this book, Webb encourages how to make good choices under intense stress by emulating his fellow warriors’ behaviors as well as other lessons he learned on the job and from great friends and industry leaders like 16 Handles’ Solomon Choi, BarkBox’s Matt Meeker, and Huffington Post’s Betsy Morgan and TheBlaze. You will seek the peace of mind you need to fulfill your own goal by adopting the strategies and advices from legendary snipers and business leaders.


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With his latest company, U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb earned millions, only to lose it as things spiraled out of his grasp. Webb learned in the aftermath of that loss that successful businessmen want a quality that he had perfected already: total focus. SEAL snipers describe this as the ability to block out external noise and confusion so that under the intense pressures of battle you can make life-or-death decisions. If he would retain full attention when staring at a person who might be an Al Qaeda member, he could surely be able to do the same in the corporate world. Then Webb started, placing full emphasis on a new venture, a news organization called the Hurricane Group. His strategy is so successful that Hurricane expanded to have a workforce of over fifty, an audience of tens of millions, and an revenue of over $100 million in just five years. In this book, Webb encourages how to make good choices under intense stress by emulating his fellow warriors’ behaviors as well as other lessons he learned on the job and from great friends and industry leaders like 16 Handles’ Solomon Choi, BarkBox’s Matt Meeker, and Huffington Post’s Betsy Morgan and TheBlaze. You will seek the peace of mind you need to fulfill your own goal by adopting the strategies and advices from legendary snipers and business leaders.

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Do you feel unproductive Any problem to concentrate or focus? Tired of inadequate guides and advices to boost your productivity? The book is for you, whether you are a researcher, freelancer, investor, worker or someone else who dreams of being able to snap into focus and keep it for as long as you can. Find out how to sharpen your…
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Do you feel unproductive Any problem to concentrate or focus? Tired of inadequate guides and advices to boost your productivity? The book is for you, whether you are a researcher, freelancer, investor, worker or someone else who dreams of being able to snap into focus and keep it for as long as you can. Find out how to sharpen your attention, boost efficiency, increase profitability, and drive your performance with tested tricks and evidence-based tactics. The book is a straightforward, step-by-step guide about how to strengthen your concentration with a twist – it lets you recognise what doesn’t work first, and you can specifically address your particular challenges without spending time and resources on strategies that are impossible to succeed for you. Like many others, the approach outlined in this book acknowledges and takes the particular condition into account, presenting you with a guide to see where you are and what you want to do to get what you need to be.


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Do you feel unproductive Any problem to concentrate or focus? Tired of inadequate guides and advices to boost your productivity? The book is for you, whether you are a researcher, freelancer, investor, worker or someone else who dreams of being able to snap into focus and keep it for as long as you can. Find out how to sharpen your attention, boost efficiency, increase profitability, and drive your performance with tested tricks and evidence-based tactics. The book is a straightforward, step-by-step guide about how to strengthen your concentration with a twist – it lets you recognise what doesn’t work first, and you can specifically address your particular challenges without spending time and resources on strategies that are impossible to succeed for you. Like many others, the approach outlined in this book acknowledges and takes the particular condition into account, presenting you with a guide to see where you are and what you want to do to get what you need to be.

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