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Discussion on: A Guide to Deep Work: How to Achieve the Ultimate Productivity

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Good list. The title of #2, however, doesn't really reflect the content of #2. When I saw "Automate what can be automated", I thought, "Yes, that's a big one!" But you go on to talk about project management and delegation. Might wanna change the title of #2 to better reflect its content.

That said, automation is very important in that it reduces cognitive load, which lets you focus more on deep thinking. This really extends to every tool that you use; e.g., understanding all the shortcuts of your IDE, using macros where possible, and even just using conventions will reduce the time and effort you need to spend on repeated tasks, hence freeing up your brain for problem solving.