Reading
Reading

Reading

Introduction

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"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time, zero."
Charlie Munger
Charlie Munger
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“It almost doesn’t matter what you read. Eventually, you will read enough things (and your interests will lead you there) that it will dramatically improve your life. Just like the best workout for you is one you’re excited enough to do every day, I would say for books, blogs, tweets, or whatever—anything with ideas and information and learning—the best ones to read are the ones you’re excited about reading all the time.”
Naval Ravikant
Naval Ravikant

You need to read for the purpose of understanding fundamentals and frameworks. Identify the way in which people think about the world based on the way they write about it. There is a skill in selecting the right books to read. Prioritize things that will be helpful now and revolve around things you're currently thinking about. The biggest mistake you can make is if you read a book and a week later you can barely summarize anything from the book. Take notes, highlight passages, take notes in the margin, write book summaries. If a book hasn't left a lasting impact then have you really read it? Was it worth reading?

Tips and Tricks

  • Look into book reviews before buying and committing to a book. Google Books contains the table of contents for just about any book, so that's a good way to see if a certain book will be useful to you immediately.
  • Look on Twitter or LinkedIn. People post about great books all the time. This can help you find out what's currently relevant to industry professionals.

What People Are Saying

Quotes About Reading

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In books, consumption is deliberate, multi-layered, and continuous. [[Books]] require deep focus, By inspiring ongoing reflection, books help us analyze an idea from every angle, in every dimension, and over time, with enough reflection, books thread the tapestry of our psyche. (David Perell)
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"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.” (Mark Twain)
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"Consider
Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
again. If you watched him with a time clock, you'd find that about half of his waking time is spent reading. Then a big chunk of the rest of his time is spent talking one-on-one, either on the telephone or personally, with highly gifted people whom he trusts and who trust him. Viewed up close, Warren looks quite academic as he achieves worldly success."
Charlie Munger
Charlie Munger
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"Over time, Gordon B. Hinckley developed a familiarity with good books and came to appreciate what his parents valued — literature and history, learning and education. Years later he concurred with Emerson, who, when asked which of all the books he had read had most affected his life, said that he could no more remember the books he had read than the meals he had eaten, but that they had made him." (Sheri Dew)

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