In: Workplace Skills

Focus

When work, family, friends, hobbies, and life in general all vie for your attention, how can you achieve clear focus and get anything done? Modern technologies are betting that you can't. They exploit your weaknesses to battle for your attention. The good news: Focus is a muscle that you can strengthen if you give your brain a regular mental workout. Read these summaries to achieve zen-like concentration.

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Summaries

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The Biggest Bluff

How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
Maria Konnikova
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Free to Focus

A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less
Michael Hyatt
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8 Book

Indistractable

How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal
BenBella, 2019
7 Article
Nir Eyal
Nir and Far, 2021
10 Article

There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing

The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus – and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
Adam Grant
The New York Times, 2021
8 Article

How to Think Clearly

By learning to question and clarify your thoughts, you’ll improve your self-knowledge and become a better communicator.
Tom Chatfield
Psyche, 2021
7 Article

What Olympians Can Teach the Rest of Us About Performing Under Pressure, According to a Sports Scientist

The counterintuitive lesson everyday people can steal from Olympic athletes.
Jessica Stillman
Inc., 2021
8 Book

Lifescale

How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life
Brian Solis
Wiley, 2019
8 Book

A CEO Only Does Three Things

Finding Your Focus in the C-Suite
Trey Taylor
Trey Taylor, 2020
Book

Stolen Focus

Why You Can't Pay Attention
Johann Hari
Bloomsbury, 2022