Concentration and Focus: The Principles of Deep Work
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Concentration and Focus: The Principles of Deep Work

Apply Dr. Cal Newport's Deep Work methodology to Get Stuff Done
4.4 (273 ratings)
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5,296 students enrolled
Created by Nathan Robertson
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the concepts of Deep Work and how to apply it in your context.
  • Structure better habits for successful productivity (Christensen's four aspects of discipline).
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Requirements
  • Familiarity with "Deep Work" is a plus.
  • Think about it: what is one specific area of your work or personal life that would benefit from you being more productive?
Description

Everybody wants to get more done, but we go about it the wrong way.


We think getting more done requires more time. We will put in 80 hours of work a week, getting an abysmal return on investment for the last 20 - 30 hours. We can't elbow grease our way through problems by throwing time at them.

We don't need more time to work. We need to change how we work.

This class, based on Dr. Cal Newport's Deep Work principles, provides the concepts to do just that. Deep Work is all about cutting out the superfluous, unnecessary tasks in our professional and personal life. It will help you focus in on the things you do that provide the most value - to the market, and to your own life.

This is a short primer course with the videos you need to get the basics, and follow up resources if you are curious exploring this deeper.


Don't waste your life working. Work smarter, and provide more value to the world, with Deep Work.

Who is the target audience?
  • College students
  • Young professionals
  • Anyone who feels overworked and underproductive.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Deep Work
7 Lectures 43:15

Gain a better understanding of what the course will cover.

Introduction
02:13

Learn about the difference between Deep and Shallow Work - and why you want to avoid the shallow.

Deep Work vs. Shallow Work
05:15

Learn about the four styles of Deep Work directly from Cal Newport, the father of Deep Work.

Newport's Four Styles of Deep Work
06:17

A quick mental exercise to remind you of Newport's styles.

Newport's Four Styles
1 question

Learn about four aspects of discipline from Harvard Business School's Clayton Christensen that can amp up your Deep Work initiative.

Christensen's Four Aspects of Discipline
04:04

Learn what to do when your concentration/Deep Work efforts start feeling stale.

The Grand Gesture
02:11

Learn how to give yourself a little breathing room with laziness - and then wrap up the course with two challenges to get started with Deep Work today!

The Perks of Laziness
03:49

[Bonus Content] take your newly honed Deep Work abilities and consider how you could apply to it to gain ninja-like proficiency in any other skill.

[Bonus Content] Apply Deep Work to Learning New Skills
19:26
About the Instructor
Nathan Robertson
4.4 Average rating
528 Reviews
8,800 Students
3 Courses
EdTech Startup Director, Bilingual, Ex-Actor, Author

I'm that funky Southern guy who speaks Chinese, works at a startup in Boulder, and wants to change the world.

I have over a decade's experience in public speaking: theatre, improv, film acting, motivational speaking, business pitching, trainings, and workshops. I'm also a writer / blogger / idea guy / video editor / amateur cook / not-so-amateur hiker.

I have helped thousand of students and teachers offline through my current work - and now I'm bringing it to you.

Buckle up.