In our latest Your Career interview, author and computer science professor Cal Newport uncovers the nature of deep work and how focusing without distraction on a cognitively demanding task is the source of competitive advantage. But it’s not easy. Fortunately, the ability to focus and do deep work is something that can be trained. The result is higher quality and quantity of work.

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Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. To lean more, visit:

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