Monday, September 5, 2016

Review of Instaread Infographic of the book "Deep Work" by Cal Newport

Review of

Instaread Infographic of the book Deep Work by Cal Newport

One out of five stars

 Newport defines deep work to be the kind of work that pushes your mental abilities to their limits. It requires full mind on task concentration and is contrasted with shallow work, tasks that can be done utilizing only part of your mind. Nothing new about this, everyone understands the difference between tasks that take all your mind and those that do not.
 This infographic is itself a piece of shallow work. It is so simplistic in both content and construction as to largely be a waste of time to look through it. The infographic is structured in the same form as that of a children’s book. Snippets of text at the bottom with a simple image above it. There is a human in the images, but with little detail. Black glasses are the only facial feature and the arms terminate with the angle of a polygon. 

This book was made available for free for review purposes and I am happy about that. Paying anything for it would have made me unhappy. 

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