Deep Work


Deep Work by Cal Newport is an insightful book that explores the concept of deep work and its importance in our increasingly distracted world. As a digital nomad, entrepreneur, and growth marketer since 2016, I've found this book to be a practical guide for enhancing productivity and delivering high-quality work. In this review, I'll share how implementing the principles of Deep Work has transformed my work approach and enriched my professional life.

Book Information

  • Title: Deep Work - Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • Author: Cal Newport
  • Genre: Self-help, Business, Personal Development
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication Date: 5 January 2016


Deep Work introduces the concept of engaging in cognitively demanding tasks without distractions to produce high-quality work quickly. Newport argues that in our distraction-laden world, the ability to focus without distraction is a valuable and increasingly rare skill. The book presents a set of rigorous rules and practical advice for mastering this skill and making deep work a core part of one's professional life.

Analysis and Evaluation

Newport's writing is clear and compelling, and his arguments are backed by scientific research and real-world examples. His exploration of the concept of deep work and its importance in our modern world is both thought-provoking and practical.

Personal Reflection

As a growth marketer and entrepreneur, Deep Work has significantly impacted my work approach. By creating dedicated blocks of time for distraction-free, focused work, I've been able to increase my productivity and the quality of my work.

Living as a digital nomad, the principles of deep work have also been invaluable in managing distractions inherent in travel and working from different locations. It has helped me maintain a high level of productivity while enjoying the flexibility and experiences of my nomadic lifestyle.


Deep Work by Cal Newport is a must-read for anyone looking to succeed in a world full of distractions. It provides valuable insights and practical strategies for harnessing the power of focused work. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a growth marketer, or anyone seeking to improve their productivity and work quality, Deep Work offers a comprehensive guide to achieving focused success.

About Ewoud

Ewoud Uphof

Ewoud Uphof is an experienced Growth Hacker, certified funnel optimiser and investor.

In the past decade he has co-founded multiple companies. As Head of Growth he has helped grow 50+ companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals. He has worked for Camptoo,, Sophia Mae, Koffievoordeel and many more.

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