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Three hundred (mostly nonfiction) books.
There are a few simple lessons I learned after reading all of those.
They might seem too obvious, but aren’t all the great truths simple?
Anyway, here they are:
- It’s much better to read the best book on the topic 5 times, than to read 5 different books on the topic once.
- Eyes that pay read better than eyes that don’t. Eyes that pay more read better than eyes that pay less. In other words, when you pay for a book or a course, you’ll dedicate more to it, so you’ll get more value from it.
- Good books can offer you a lot of great ideas and useful knowledge. You can’t apply or adopt all of it in your life. Focusing on 3 ideas from which you can benefit in a near future is the best thing you can do.
- If you read ~1h (almost) every day, you’ll be able to read 60-80 books per year.
- When you read a lot, you’ll forget a lot. Make notes about the most important ideas and knowledge you get from books you’ve read.
Also, I find this quote very interesting:
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time—none. Zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads – and how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”
Charles Munger, the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.
Happy reading! :)
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