Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves your attention the most.

Newport uses principles of psychology and neuroscience to enhance his points. He elaborates how to improve a person’s cognitive abilities and how employers should encourage workers to not take shortcuts for completing projects.

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