Why I’ll never read another business book …
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I like to read business books. Maybe “like” is an understatement. My joy of reading has led me to many things like knowledge and a wider perspective, it also propelled me to take speed reading, so I could read even more…
But lately, I’m disappointed to say, I’ve found business books getting a tad bit boring, and I’m getting less value from reading them. To get myself back on track, I’ve decided:
- Never read another business book that’s authored by a service company from beginning to end. From my experience, a large number of these books tend to pitch the services or expertise offered by the company, and seldom provide value I can apply and practice right away.
- If the book is highly reviewed or recommended, I’ll make sure to check the authors profile. If the profile starts with a company plug, I’ll be sure to think twice before adding it to my ‘must read’ collection.
- Take Seth’s advice on how to read a business book.
- Read more non-business books to fuel my creativity… i.e. drawing on the right side of the brain and Chip Kid
That reminds me, maybe it’s a good time to join other bookworms on LibraryThing.com