How to Choose Your Next Book
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“The more basic knowledge you have … the less new knowledge you have to get.”
This is just a fancy way to say what has been will continue to be.
Time can predict value. Some things, like books, increase in life expectancy as time goes by. If a book has been in print for forty years, we can expect it to be in print for another forty years.
When reading, we should focus on the basic ideas that have stood the test of time. These ideas are ones that have lasted, and thus will last, for a long time.
The most useful knowledge is a broad-based multidisciplinary education of the basics.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
It's knowing how to learn. Learning itself is a skill, and knowing how to do it well is an incredibly valuable advantage.
Merely acquiring information is not learning....
Learning is a two-step process:
You should not waste your time by committing unimportant details to memory.
Your focus should be on understanding the bigger picture, on how things relate to each other.
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Old school printed books and e-books sales remain flat in the last five years, while Audiobook sales have shown an increase.
Such figures show that people are shifting towards audio formats o...
Audiobooks allow the listeners to get the meaning without the use of their eyes, which books require.
Reading as a skill is 'skipped' while listening to audiobooks, though it is ideal for people with dyslexia, those who cannot 'decode' the written word.
The reading act, which requires focus, and which makes us stop, think and re-read is somehow only confined to books, as a study proves that retention is higher with books than with podcasts.
The audio format also misses some key visual aspects of fonts paragraphs and headings, that are available in books.
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To get better results in life you need to learn constantly. And the best way to learn is to read effectively and a lot.
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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Prioritizing tasks at work involves getting all your tasks and commitments in one place. Take a piece of paper and make a list of everything you need to get done. Questions to help you:
Find your goals. Without them, it is impossible to prioritize your tasks. Try to set 90-day goals, which is long enough to make meaningful progress. Questions to prompt goals:
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We often make the mistake of thinking that people with high IQs think better. But it's not true. That's not the type of knowledge or brainpower that makes you better at life, happier, or more succe...
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Studying time is more efficient if it is spread out over many sessions throughout the semester, with a little extra right before the exam.
Cover each piece of info five times from when you fi...
Testing yourself, so you have to retrieve the information from memory, works much better than repeatedly reviewing the information, or creating a concept map (mind map).
After the first time learning the material, spend the subsequent studying to recalling the information, solving a problem or explaining the idea without glancing at the source.
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There is no real difference between listening to a book and reading as the mental processes involved are the same. Studies show that listeners and readers retain about equal understan...
“A 985 study found listening comprehension correlated strongly with reading comprehension — suggesting that those who read books well would listen to them well. In a 1977 study, college students...
“A 985 study found listening comprehension correlated strongly with reading comprehension — suggesting that those who read books well would listen to them well. In a 1977 study, college students who listened to a short story were able to summarize it with equal accuracy as those who read it.”
Simplifying, two basic processes happen when you read: There is decoding, or translating the strings of letters into words with meaning. And then there is language processing, or comprehension.
Decoding is specific to reading but by about late elementary school, decoding becomes so second-nature that it isn’t any additional “work” for your brain. It happens automatically.
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Reading is a habit of compounding growth. When reading, you'll learn more, and you'll generate ideas and motivation for making other changes.
Reading books means you're getting more concentra...
The real cause of reading too few books is that you don't enjoy it enough.
Don't feel compelled to finish a book that has become boring, predictable or unhelpful. Start a new one. You can have many books through various states of completion. Some won't be finished, and that's okay. Reading less is worse than having a few go unfinished.
An obstacle to your reading habit is not having enough interesting books waiting to be read.
Create a list of potentially good books. If you have a Kindle or eReader, get samples of any book you might want to read — Source your wishlist from suggestions from other writers and authors. When someone recommends a book on a blog or tweet, add it to your wishlist.
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Trading of stocks and bonds has many variables and the uncertainty can lead to fear and anxiety. Fear is the biggest hurdle to overcome in this otherwise lucrative way to earn money.
The most common fear is the fear of the unknown, where uncertainty and lack of knowledge of the forces at play can lead to a feeling of gambling away one’s money.
This fear can be overcome by expanding one’s knowledge about trading by taking a course or reading relevant books.
We are hardwired to be right and are awarded throughout our life pursuing what is right while being punished if we are wrong. From an early age, we learn to avoid the embarrassment of being wrong.
Trading success does not rely on one being right all the time or even on the IQ of the person. The outcome is equality reliant on the emotional makeup of the person.
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Whether it’s emotional, philosophical, interpersonal, or professional growth, people are not growing at the same pace.
Some people move light years if you don't talk to them for a couple o...
By staying challenged you do not slip into the dangerous comfort zone. You can stay challenged by:
This makes your brain cells work in creative ways for you to figure out new things and how to incorporate them into your life.
If your goals are mediocre and small, you will slip into distractions and routine work. It's always better to have an audacious goal.
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