A Book Review by Claire Aitchison
Newport, Cal (2016). Deep work: rules for focused success in a distracted world London. Piatkus
“You need to read this!” said my colleague as she handed me this book. She’d heard of my struggles to survive in my new open plan office and she’d seen me sweat and strain under the daily tsunami of emails.
But I’ve never been a fan of the self-help genre, and besides that, I don’t have time to read for pleasure! So it sat around in my lounge room until, spurred on by guilt, I picked it up with the aim of reading just enough to politely return it. However, I found that, despite myself, I enjoyed it – enough to encourage doctoral students and academic friends to have a look for themselves. Continue reading