Deep Work

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  1. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    The Science of Self-Help - Goofy advice, dubious wisdom, and neuro-gurus.

    Apart from the books he praises (towards the end of the long article) I will suggest "Range" by David Epstein - especially because it is a kind of counter-point to "Outliers" (by Malcolm Gladwell mentioned in that piece) and the 10,000 hour rule.

    Another recommendation would be "Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson.

    I have also seen, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" on a few reading lists. It's more of a philosophical and meandering kind of writing.

    Among other oft-recommended authors from the same genre are Daniel Kahneman, Adam Grant, David Allen (GTD) and ofc the famous Edward De-Bono.

    All these are free from New Age fluff - but I haven't read any of them cover to cover - so you must take this list as provisional only.
  2. Surati

    Surati Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Any other self development books/podcast you know of? @Unbeknown
  3. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    One of the best productivity books I've ever read - and it clicks with my own experience.

    This is an interesting podcast about it.

    But do read the book as well.

    If you are not sure, you can explore some of the video summaries and TED talks by the author.

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