A Few Thoughts on Reading
- I like to choose books based on problems I want to solve. Then, I can apply the lessons from that book and transform it into my own experience.
- The older, the better. If a 100 year old book is relevant now, it’ll likely be relevant for another 100 years. Older books also set the foundation for newer books, and when you understand the foundation, you can think from first principles.
- Childrens books are not just for children. The best ones are simple to read, memorable, and contain a profound underlying lesson.
- Non-book formats are underrated. Essays, short stories, blogs, and poems can be just as, if not more effective than books.
- Audiobooks are great for biographies and memoirs. Especially, if narrated by the person the book is based on.
- Biographies and memoirs are a less preachy form of self help.
- The books that are recommended by everyone are almost certainly going to be good, but the most novel ideas come from obscure books that not many people have read.
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