It’s the key to how you get So Good They Can’t Ignore You—which, of course, is the title of another one of Cal’s great books.
is an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown. He got his Ph.D. from MIT and writes with the clarity and logical precision that you’d expect from a guy with that kind of background.
I learned about this book at the end of the interview Cal and I did on So Good. I wrap up each chat by asking the author how our community can learn more about them. Cal laughed and said, “Well, I’m hard to find.” Hah.
He told me that he’s never joined Facebook. Or Twitter. And that this commitment to doing deep work was actually the subject of his next book. Of course, I was excited to read about THAT and here we are.
I got this book less than 24 hours ago (thank you Hachette!) and I read it in less than a day—in between an interview with The Rise of Superman and another interview with on .on
I think this subject is REALLY (!) important and an absolutely key component to optimizing and actualizing. The fact is, most of us are drowning in the shallow end of the work pool—allowing ourselves to be distracted by trivia that prevents us from doing the great work we’re here to do in all aspects of our lives.
It’s time to dive into the deep end!
Of course, this book is a guide to helping us do that. It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!