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 coeur de notre vie professionnelle.
Médias sociaux, notifications, e-mails... Dans un monde de sursollicitations numériques, difficile de débrancher complètement. Quel est le secret d'un rapport équilibré avec la technologie ? Celle-ci n'est intrinsèquement ni bonne ni mauvaise : l'essentiel est de l'utiliser pour soutenir vos objectifs plutôt que de la laisser vous manipuler !
S'appuyant sur des exemples de réussite, Cal Newport identifie la philosophie et les pratiques des minimalistes digitaux et vous révèle ses stratégies pour rejoindre la Résistance de l'attention, à commencer par un désencombrement numérique de 30 jours.
Grâce à cet ouvrage, reprenez le contrôle de votre vie digitale et recentrez-vous sur l'essentiel !
B>From New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport comes a bold vision for liberating workers from the tyranny of the inbox--and unleashing a new era of productivity./b>br>br>Modern knowledge workers communicate constantly. Their days are defined by a relentless barrage of incoming messages and back-and-forth digital conversations--a state of constant, anxious chatter in which nobody can disconnect, and so nobody has the cognitive bandwidth to perform substantive work. There was a time when tools like email felt cutting edge, but a thorough review of current evidence reveals that the "hyperactive hive mind" workflow they helped create has become a productivity disaster, reducing profitability and perhaps even slowing overall economic growth. Equally worrisome, it makes us miserable. Humans are simply not wired for constant digital communication.br>br>We have become so used to an inbox-driven workday that it''s hard to imagine alternatives. But they do exist. Drawing on years of investigative reporting, author and computer science professor Cal Newport makes the case that our current approach to work is broken, then lays out a series of principles and concrete instructions for fixing it. In A World without Email, he argues for a workplace in which clear processes--not haphazard messaging--define how tasks are identified, assigned and reviewed. Each person works on fewer things (but does them better), and aggressive investment in support reduces the ever-increasing burden of administrative tasks. Above all else, important communication is streamlined, and inboxes and chat channels are no longer central to how work unfolds. br>br>The knowledge sector''s evolution beyond the hyperactive hive mind is inevitable. The question is not whether a world without email is coming (it is), but whether you''ll be ahead of this trend. If you''re a CEO seeking a competitive edge, an entrepreneur convinced your productivity could be higher, or an employee exhausted by your inbox, A World Without Email will convince you that the time has come for bold changes, and will walk you through exactly how to make them happen.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller "Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, Vox Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction. Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control. Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.
Vous souhaitez gagner du temps, renforcer votre efficacité professionnelle et réussir dans vos projets ?
Ce planner vous permettra au quotidien d'appliquer la fameuse méthode du « travail en profondeur », déjà adoptée par 2 millions de personnes. Répartissez efficacement votre temps de travail, planifiez votre journée, libérez-vous des distractions et éliminez les tâches superficielles par le suivi de vos résultats.
La méthode Deep work, c'est :
- Moins d'heures de travail.
- Moins de distractions.
- Moins de stress.
- Plus d'efficacité et de résultats.
Comment ça marche ?
1. Projetez les objectifs de votre semaine.
2. Triez vos tâches, vos idées et vos priorités.
3. Définissez vos plages horaires de travail en profondeur.
/> 4. Notez l'essentiel et balayez le superflu !
Most of us know that addiction to digital tools is costing us both productivity and peace. But giving them up completely isn't realistic. We're addicted to texting, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not because we're stupid or shallow, but because they provide real value in the form of connection, community, affirmation, and information. Instagram is how you see new photos of your school friend's baby. Texting is how you let your mum know you're safe in a storm. Twitter is how you hear about breaking news in your industry. But these tools can also disrupt our ability to focus on meaningful work and live fully in the present. Must we choose between one or the other? Newport's answer is no. In Digital Minimalism, he outlines a practical philosophy and plan for a mindful, intentional use of technology that maximises its benefits while minimising its drain on our attention, focus and time. Demonstrating how to implement a 30 day digital detox, this book will help you identify which uses of technology are actually helping you reach your goals, and which are holding back. If you care about improving your effectiveness but don't want to become a Luddite or a social dropout this book can lead you to increased control over your time, attention, and energy and ultimately, a richer life. Read Digital Minimalism and you'll never again mindlessly sacrifice your productivity to clickbait or lose 40 minutes of your evening to your Instagram feed. Cal Newport is a tenured professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of five books, including So Good They Can't Ignore You and the bestselling Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Newport's ideas have been published in top print publications, including the New York Times , the Wall Street Journal , the Economist , the Financial Times and the Guardian, but as a dedicated digital minimalist, Newport has never had a social media account. On Cal Newport's bestselling book Deep Work: 'Cal Newport is a clear voice in a sea of noise, bringing science and passion in equal measure' - Seth Godin author of Purple Cow 'A compelling case for cultivating intense focus, and offers immediately actionable steps for infusing more of it into our lives' - Adam Grant, author of Originals
Looking to jumpstart your GPA? 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.