Boris Smus

interaction engineering

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Several strategies for deeply working:

  • Sabbatical for days
  • Regular schedule e.g. Just mornings.
  • Attempt to squeeze it in blocks of 90 minutes

Unconscious thought theory. Can you really solve hard problems unconsciously? Does type 1 thinking have non primal uses?

Evenings are sacred. No work or work email.

General distractions like waiting in line and micro checking random stuff. How to avoid it?

Roosevelt dashes: Deep work sessions: schedule in time blocks that are completely distraction free: no email, social media etc.

Suggests not using social media at all. I like the idea but want to still read articles from there. Probably get a twitter to rss thing?