How to stay focused in a distracted world

by Shawn Warner, Director of Professional Development
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:45 PM

Join CNSI's Professional Development Series for a webinar with Cal Newport on the value of deep work and practical suggestions for cultivating this skill.

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Georgetown University, and Author

Wednesday, May 4
12-1 p.m., Elings 1601
Pizza lunch provided
RSVP here

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep – spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.