Success in the 21st century Cal Newport discusses in his new book, Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World, about how professionals of today have started valuing quantity over quality; and how this has turned young professionals of today into puppets who try to indulge in extensive multitasking, dealing with multiple emails and projects. This prevents them from doing ‘deep work’; which is focused work free from all other distractions. This also means that the professionals of today should sort out their priorities. 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. He claims that the best way to break away from the corporate race is to take a break from technology and social media and use some alone-time to rewind and introspect. Newport enforces the beliefs of a non-technophile to deliver work that is productive and efficiently delivered. About The Author Cal Newport holds the position of assistant Computer Science professor at Georgetown University and his area of specialization is ‘distributed algorithms’. He graduated from Dartmouth and obtained a PH.D. from MIT. Apart from studying technological development, he has authored books describing the impact of recent technological developments on our daily lives and work. Deep Work turned out to be a Wall Street bestseller immediately and garnered positive reviews from all major newspapers. His first book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, talks about the common myth of ‘following your passion’ and how it can actually prove to be detrimental. The controversial self help books penned by him are realistic and appeal to practical readers across the globe. The book is available online for convenient shopping.