In a prior post, we cited the Best Business Books to Read in 2018. Today, we examine the time spent reading popular business books. In particular, how long would it take you to read various books?
The Time Spent Reading Popular Business Books
The highly successful people idolized in the press come from all backgrounds, educations, and economic statuses. But one thing most successful people have in common is a big appetite for reading. Warren Buffett has said he still dedicates about 80% of his day to reading. Elon Musk learned enough rocket science to start SpaceX and design rockets. When asked how, he stated simply “I read a lot of books.”
There is a lot of conjecture about whether new neurons can be created. But, in fact, the synapse connections between neurons can be strengthened. This shows how mastery occurs. Reading has been found to have a positive impact on brain function in a reading study. Subjects showed significant increases in the connectivity of their neural synapses. And the benefits persisted for several days after finishing a novel.
Experiential education is vitally important in business. In addition, the implicit lessons you can gain from reading stories of past failures and successes can be equally as enlightening. Taking insights from those that have been down the road you are starting down can act as a roadmap for your own success.
Have you ever wondered how long it will take you to read the books that have influenced the masters of business? In this visual from GetVoIP, you will find 50 popular books on various business topics and how long it takes to read them.
Our (Evans on Marketing) question to you? Are you willing to make the time commitment and reap the rewards?