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.