Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout

Hardcover, 256 pages

English language

Published by Portfolio.

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Our current definition of “productivity” is broken. It pushes us to treat busyness as a proxy for useful effort, leading to impossibly lengthy task lists and ceaseless meetings. We’re overwhelmed by all we have to do and on the edge of burnout, left to decide between giving into soul-sapping hustle culture or rejecting ambition altogether. But are these really our only choices?

Long before the arrival of pinging inboxes and clogged schedules, history’s most creative and impactful philosophers, scientists, artists, and writers mastered the art of producing valuable work with staying power. In this timely and provocative book, Cal Newport harnesses the wisdom of these traditional knowledge workers to radically transform our modern jobs. Drawing from deep research on the habits and mindsets of a varied cast of storied thinkers – from Galileo and Isaac Newton, to Jane Austen and Georgia O’Keefe – Newport lays out the key principles of …

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Cal Newports Buchs bietet Wissensarbeitern, die eine hohe Autonomie im Hinblick auf die Gestaltung ihrer Arbeit genießen, wertvolle Hinweise. Er nimmt sich insbesondere dem Druck an, immer beschäftigt aussehen zu müssen und bietet mehr oder weniger praxisnahe Tipps, fokussierte Arbeitszeit für die wirklich wichtigen - aber meist eben nicht dringlichen - Aufgaben zu sichern.