Everyone knows about the life of Bill Gates and the success story of Microsoft but very few know about Bill’s another trait that has played an important role in making Microsoft what it is today. Bill Gates used to work with so much intensity for such lengths during his initial years while building their first product that he would often collapse into sleep on his keyboard in the middle of writing a line of code. This is the trait, a unique tendency to focus deeply on his work, which differentiated Gates from his contemporaries. Gates is also known to go for retreats twice a year which he calls “Think Weeks”, during which he isolates himself to do nothing but read and think big thoughts.
It’s this ability to do Deep Work that Cal Newport’s book, with the same title, is all about. The two most voracious readers of our times, Ryan Holiday and Shane Parrish. The two most voracious readers of our times, Ryan Holiday and Shane Parrish, have both recommended this new book. So goes without saying that it’s a must read.
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