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Key Takeaways from ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport

Leave the distracted masses. Join the focused few.

Shafeeka Hafeez
3 min readApr 8, 2020


I finally got my hands on a book that came highly recommended from multiple sources — and I devoured it like a starving woman feasting on her first meal.

Here’s my take on it: Deep Work by Cal Newport isn’t for everyone.

There, I said it.

It’s a book that teaches you how to leave the distracted masses and join the focused few.

And if you’ve been wanting to make the leap from a dreamer to a doer, then this book is for you.

The good news is that there’s no time better than the quarantine and all the free resources that come with it to pick up a copy and give it a read.

Cal Newport is a professor at Georgetown University who lives up to his professorship; No playing around with fancy words and metaphors, no beating around the bush.

He instead uses his solid academic background to get his hard-hitting points across.

With research findings, observations and his own life experiences, he cleverly articulates what sets the…



Shafeeka Hafeez

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