Why I’ll never read another business book …

By: Moses Mehraban on June 17, 2008 
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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Take Seth’s advice on how to read a business book.
  4. 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

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4 Responses to “Why I’ll never read another business book …”

  1. Andre Ribeirinho on June 19, 2008 7:31 pm

    Definitely join LibraryThing. It’s great for book lovers! Just try the book suggester http://www.librarything.com/suggest

  2. Rashunda on June 28, 2008 4:50 pm

    Number 4 is the key. I’ve found that reading non-business books has fueled my creativity…books that have nothing to do with “business.” I read a lot of books about tarot cards (I have 50 some-odd decks. I collect them:-)). Not that I’m into the new age slant, but the thought processes I’ve found in books about tarot cards have helped me with my creativity. Monika Clio Sakki (http://inspiringthings.wordpress.com/) is a tarot card artist. I love reading her blog because she gives me that “spark” I need.

  3. Moses Mehraban on July 1, 2008 7:49 am

    @Andre thx for tip.

    @Rashunda – Very interesting. I’ve always saw Tarot cards as serious objects and never looked at their design as a form of creativity. Thanks for changing my perception.

  4. Deyson Ortiz on April 22, 2010 7:19 am

    Hello, I am currently reading the “The New – Drawing on the Right side of the Brain”, and all I can say is WOW! This book is great kick start for your creative juices, this book was recommended to me by Trey Ratcliff from http://www.stuckincustoms.com a great website for creative inspiration.

    Thank you for the well crafted website and insightful articles.

    Deyson Ortiz

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