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.… Open at source
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.