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Which one skill do most of us possess but not use enough?

Read Faster

Using a pen as a tracker, try to read with more focus, maintaining a steady pace, so that you don't get stuck upon certain words or drift away.

You can keep the pen cap on.

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Which one skill do most of us possess but not use enough?

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Just Read

We all have this one skill we need to use more: we need to read more.

Reading builds up knowledge if done regularly, like compound interest.


Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

"Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it."

Read More

Some ways to get going:

  • Organize your reading lists.
  • Read faster.
  • Read daily.

Organize your Reading List

  • Take out daily or weekly time to read an organized list of topics and books, making it a monthly goal.
  • Take a mixed genre approach to your reading list, to keep your brain stimulated with a variety of topics.

Read Faster

Using a pen as a tracker, try to read with more focus, maintaining a steady pace, so that you don't get stuck upon certain words or drift away.

You can keep the pen cap on.

Read Daily

Setting aside some time to read daily, without fail, can make you read 50 to 100 books in a year.

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Dr Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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"Rich Dad, Poor Dad" is Fiction

John T. Reed, a real estate investor, looked into the accuracy of Kiyosaki's best-selling book and found it inaccurate:

  • The Rich Dad is most likely an invention. ...

"Rich Dad, Poor Dad" contains dangerous advice

According to John T. Reed the famous book is filled with bad advice:

Dangerous advice

  • "If you're gonna go broke, go broke big"
  • Convinces people that college is for suckers

Law-breaking advice

  • Advocates committing a felony: have rich friends for trading stock based on non-public inside information, he says "That's what friends are for."
  • Recommends tax fraud by deducting vacations and health club dues
  • Brags about using a partner weasel clause in which his cat is his partner

Kiyosaki is making money from a personality cult

Many critics pointed out that Kiyosaki is selling a cult, not financial advice.

He is accused of tapping into the fantasies of the masses & being short on specifics, both attributes of religious cults.

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“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can..."

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Learning constantly

To get better results in life you need to learn constantly. And the best way to learn is to read effectively and a lot.

Upgrading your brain

A new idea, outlook on life, mental model, is all it takes for something to click inside your brain.

Your brain will start making connections between books that seemed to be on different topics. The more you read, the more links you form and the richer your understanding becomes.

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