“If you read what everyone else reads, soon you’ll start thinking like everyone else,” claims Shane Parrish, relating his tale of reading 161 books in a year at The Week:
… Read the rest
We all know we should read more. Few of us do.
What I learned most from my year of reading surprised me because it wasn’t found in any particular bit of knowledge in any of the books I read. The big lesson was a simple heuristic: Avoid most best-selling books. These books are not fertile ground for learning and acquiring knowledge. In fact, most are forgotten within a year or two. Why learn something that expires so quickly?
Well let’s start with this question: Why do we read best-sellers in the first place?