PMP #138: Why you shouldn't read too much


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The average CEO reads about 60 books a year or 4-5 books per month. Reading is often positioned as being a prerequisite for success. For example, Warren Buffet reads for 5-6 hours a day and Bill Gates reads

Reading has been put on a pedestal as being a habit you have to have in order to be successful. CEO’s are used as examples of people who are successful because of how much they read.

But should we be looking at it another way? Are these people successful despite how much they read? Bill Gates might read 50 books a year, but do you think he was doing this back when he started Microsoft in the 1970s?

I want to emphasise here, I am NOT saying that reading is bad or that you shouldn’t read. I am where I am today because of the books I’ve read. But I do think we have to be careful about reading too much.

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