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Monday, March 16, 2020

How to Read Business Books When You’re Too Busy to Read

'About 11,000 business books are published every year. Here’s a strategy to get through the most important ones.'

Todd Sattersten at Marker.

"During my sophomore year of high school, a family moved into our rural southeastern Wisconsin school district. The two kids had been educated at private schools in the inner suburbs of Chicago, which was immediately evident by the books they were reading. The son was a year older than me, and his selections of Poe, Twain, and Fitzgerald were distantly familiar, but one day he entered reading Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book. You can imagine the number of times he was sarcastically asked, 'How do you read a book about reading books if you don’t know how to read a book?'

"I may have been one of the kids mocking that boy, but 30 years later, my view could not be more different. ..."


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