This was easily one of the most influential books I’ve read in the past three years. I absolutely love Cal’s style of writing. He uses stories and science to illustrate points while making sure the reader comes away with actionable next steps. One of my goals in 2016 is to strike a better work/life balance while simultaneously becoming more productive (writing more, launching more products, etc). Cal outlines a detailed strategy for doing just that in his book Deep Work. He provides very detailed strategies for getting more out of your work hours and limiting distraction. I’ll be writing a separate blog post on exactly how I’m going to apply this book, but you can read a very detailed summary in the reading notes below.