Weekly Kaizen – 6th of November 2016 – Deep Work

We are only two days away from an historic US Presidential election, the outcome of which is sure to spark a lot of strong emotions. Regardless of who you think should win, it is important to remain respectful and to pause for a moment and be thankful for the fact that, as an United States citizen, you are able to freely express your views and vote. The first link this week is to an article written on medium by César A. Hidalgo MIT Associate Professor of Media, Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the author of Why Information Grows: The evolution of order from atoms to economies. In his article he writes about his experience of using a visualisation tool to view the Wikileaks emails linked to Hillary Clinton and sharing it with the public.

What I learned from visualizing Hillary Clinton’s emails

Buffett Talks His Early Career in Finance and Advice for Investors on ‘The David Rubenstein Show’

Another video from The David Rubenstein Show this week an interview with legendary investor Warren Buffett:

Before the Flood – Full Movie | National Geographic:

With 11M views in a week’s time, National Geographic’s documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of Climate Chance.

Deep Work rules for Focus Success in a Distracted World:

Focused work for a set amount of time without distraction is something that few people are able to do. I, for one, struggle with doing sufficient ‘deep work’, and in today’s society we have an unlimited amount of distraction from the internet. A lot of people have the habit of routinely check the news, or their Facebook/Twitter accounts, without even realizing what they are looking for or reading.Dr.Cal Newport works 8 hours a day and gets a lot more done than you or me…In his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World he explains what it means to do Deep work.

Looking for a summary of the book? Brian Johnson made a 20 Min video:

More on Deep Work and Dr. Cal Newport:

Dr. Cal Newport blog.

Quit Social Media TEDx Talk:

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Have a wonderful week.