How Cal Newport’s ‘Deep Work’ Principles Can Fundamentally Improve Diversity In The Legal Profession

deep work“Numbers is hard and real and they never have feelings / But you push too hard, even numbers got limits / Why did one straw break the camel’s back? / Here’s the secret / The million other straws underneath it / It’s all mathematics.”         – Yasiin Bey f/k/a Mos Def

This month, Cal Newport published his newest book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. As a huge fan of his previous book So Good They Can’t Ignore You, I couldn’t wait to read his latest work. And it did not disappoint. In fact, I recently had a chance to review several of its core principles on Bentley Tolk’sLegal Marketing Launch Podcast. On Tuesday, Business Insider highlighted thebenefits and efficiency of incorporating Newport’s “deep work” philosophy.

It is no secret, we live in an increasingly 24/7 connected world. More and moreresearch has revealed how constant connectivity is actually hurting our productivity. In Deep Work, Newport presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming one’s mind and habits to support “deep work.”

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