Why We Read

Reminiscing About the Stacks of Books

But by far, the biggest reason I bought lots of books was because I figured a single idea could be worth a lot to me over the run of my life. I’ve gotten $1,000 ideas from a single chapter of a book. I’ve stayed out of bad investments that would’ve lost me lots of money by virtue of reading a couple books. There’s books I’ve read now – like Getting Things Done and The Wealthiest Man in Babylon – that I can see clearly how I’d be much better off if I’d read a few years earlier. 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, too, that one’s amazing. Everyone should read all of those three.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

I haven’t read Getting Things Done but I have read the other two and I recommend them too.


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2 responses to “Why We Read

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  2. kittent

    RL(tm) is still kicking my ass, but I just dropped by for a second and I’m glad I did. This is an excellent recommendation (although I get the feeling he is a kid (under 30))

    I figured it was better to have books lying around unread than to miss the opportunity to read on a topic when I was inspired. Books piled up on history, governance, economics, investing, finance, marketing, business, psychology, biographies, time management, habits, willpower, discipline, creativity, writing, selling, publishing, technology, innovation, philosophy, and, umm, lots more. Fiction too…,/i>

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