Over the past few days, I’ve been reading the major plans for what comes after social distancing. You can read them, too. There’s one from the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, the left… Open at source
~15 min read · Aug 16th · The benefits of reading are negated if you forget remember what you read. This article discusses a tested system to increase retention. Learn how to use active reading to remember more from books.
1) Active reading Be choosier Get some context Know your why Intelligently skim Match your book to your environment 2) Remembering what you read Take notes Stay focused Mark up the book Make mental links Stop when bored 3) Now what? Apply what you’ve learned Make your notes searchable Reread
Active reading is thoughtfully engaging with a book at all steps in the reading process. From deciding to read right through to reflection afterwards, you have a plan for how you are going to ingest and learn what’s in the book.
A lot of success in reading boils down to preparation. What you do before you read matters way more than you think.
~15 min read · 2020-01-03 · Reading books is one of the best habits you can create for yourself. Here are seven easy habits you can implement to finish more books next year.
Habit #1: Never feel guilty about putting a book down and starting a new one. Habit #2: Build a library in your Amazon wishlist. Habit #3: Listen to more books. Habit #4: Progressively reduce your temptation to do something easier. Habit #5: Set aside thirty minutes before sleep for reading. Habit #6: Delete social media from your phone, add Kindle instead. Habit #7: Create a deeper learning project.
Reading is a habit of compounding growth. Learn more and you’ll generate ideas and enthusiasm for making other changes.
your goal isn’t just to read, but to turn that knowledge into an actual skill or accomplishment
3 min read · Jan 22nd · The Gist Read wisely, choosing books based on their value, not their novelty. There is little gained by trying to read as many books as possible as fast as you can. Instead, you should drink deeply.…
Lindy Effect, which says the longer a work survives, the longer its life expectancy.
The reason a book enters the canon is because it has been valuable over hundreds or even thousands of years. Books that are continually reprinted tend to be books that are worth reading.
Businesspeople tend to believe they need to spend all of their time reading books about business. While there is every reason to read in your field, that decision narrows the value of reading. One of the great outcomes from reading widely is that it creates connections between domains, providing a more complete and a more nuanced understanding of your world.