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kentt: Has been one of the most influential books about productivity.

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jimsojim: Great book on how to develop intense focus to be creative/get more done. Highly recommended.

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paraschopra: This book changed my working habits and life. I was constantly distracted before, and now I am able to focus a ton.

kpabijanskas: If anything it should be a required reading for everyone in the current society imho. While it does not explain anything ground breaking that has not been written before, it does give a perspective as to how much the digital world and our addiction to it distract our lives. Many people are guilty of this without ever realising it.

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evplv: Eye opening reading for everyone who works in IT, science or any industry that requires long chunks of deep attention.

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antoaravinth: One of the best book I had read in this year

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daryllxd: I have almost no social media now, and I value uninterrupted time greatly.

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InterestBazinga: I am truly greatful of reading that book. IMHO, A must read for our email/social media burdened world.

jefflombardjr: It's been a little while since I read, but what struck me most is the mindset to avoid distractions.

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amrrs: A guy who doesn't like to be on social media and I found reading about him and stumbled upon this and it's absolutely an insightful read

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bnchrch: Gave me some good insight on how to get the most out of my days.

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jacobkg: Starts with the thesis that a generation of workers have forgotten how to concentrate on mentally challenging tasks. Full of ideas and inspiration for rebuilding your stamina for intense focused thought.

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akinsketch: It completely changed how I view my work, and how I spend my time, more than any other generic self-help book I've come across. ...

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