You know that feeling of being in flow where your mind is alert, you’re deeply focused on a difficult problem, when time stands still and work stops feeling like work? That productive state where every move you make is purposeful?
That’s “deep work,” a concept popularized by Georgetown professor Cal Newport in his book of the same name.
During college and early in my career, so much of my work was deep. I’d be immersed in books at the library with few distractions (aside from perhaps a cute boy sitting nearby). Both in business school and working my first job at Bain & Company, deep work was imperative if you wanted to succeed.
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