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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241341414
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

A World Without Email

Find Focus and Transform the Way You Work Forever (from the NYT bestselling productivity expert)

New York Times bestselling author and productivity expert Cal Newport offers a radical vision for an email free workplace

Constant communication has become part of the way we work as we check our emails every 5.4 minutes. But at what expense?

Bestselling author Cal Newport argues that this steady flow of distractions disrupts us from achieving any meaningful work, causes us undue stress and is costing businesses millions in the form of untapped potential.

In this visionary book, he reveals how to reimagine and redesign work without the constant pings of email distracting us. Drawing on a fascinating array of case studies and offering practical solutions, Newport shows us how a world without email will liberate people to do their most profound, fulfilling and creative work - and much more of it too.

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241341414
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

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Praise for A World Without Email

Cal Newport has proved himself as the most essential writer around, yet again making a compelling case for us to renegotiate our relationship with technology

Bruce Daisley, author of Sunday Times #1 Bestseller The Joy of Work

Life is full of interruptions, but when a Cal Newport book appears, I drop everything and read. Newport is making an outrageous claim here: not just that email is annoying and overwhelming, but that we can and we will do much, much better. But with evidence and examples from the cutting edge of programming to the factory floors of a century ago, he makes a compelling argument. Read this superb book. It might just change your life; it's changing mine

Tim Harford, author of 'How To Make The World Add Up'

A World Without Email crystallizes what so many of us feel intuitively but haven't been able to explain: the way we're working isn't working. Cal Newport charts a path back to sanity, offering a variety of road-tested practices to help us escape the tyranny of our inboxes and achieve a calmer, more intentional, and more productive working life

Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox

The future of work demands new tools of collaboration. Cal Newport is on a quest to uncover better ways for knowledge workers to collaborate. Out of this will come the new work space

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired

This new work from Cal Newport goes beyond hacking at the branches of the email problem and strikes right at the root of it. This is a bold, visionary, almost prophetic book that challenges the status quo. If you want to peer into what the future of work could look like, read this book now

Greg McKeown, New York Times bestselling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This book is a call to action. Newport suggests that now is the time to reimagine work with the specific goal of optimizing our brain's ability to sustainably add value. Don't let your teams and organizations lose out any further - read this book to help you get started

Leslie Perlow, author of Sleeping with Your Smartphone and Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School

This is the book I didn't know I desperately needed. If you are currently drowning in endless email and not sure where to start: read this book

Emma Gannon, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Multi-Hyphen Method and host of award-winning podcast Ctrl Alt Delete

Cal Newport is an essential worker in today's hyperactive workplace, and his commitment to waking the digital sleepwalker should be applauded

Damian Bradfield, co-founder of WeTransfer and author of The Trust Manifesto

Newport has defined the scale of a problem too few of us knew existed

Pilita Clark, Financial Times

A World Without Email delves into the history of communications and management, arguing that knowledge work processes need a radical rethink, just as production lines transformed manufacturing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Practical and fascinating.

Tim Harford, Financial Times, Best Books of 2021

A book forthose who feel racked with guilt and anxiety about their overflowing email inboxes, Cal Newport explains why this modern way of working needs a radical rethink. Practical and interesting, Newport examines how we can change this and find focus in 'the age of overload'.

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