Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business.
In this post, I point you to articles about how to read more books and how to choose a biography to read.
“For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months. And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. I’ve never felt more creatively alive in all areas of my life. I feel more interesting, I feel like a better father, and my writing output has dramatically increased. Amplifying my reading rate has been the domino that’s tipped over a slew of others.”
“No. I’m not giving up social media. I’m going to utilize something called will power to get back in the swing of reading books. That’s why I’m pledging to read at least one book a month. It can be fiction or non-fiction or ‘literature’ (War & Peace? The Brothers Karamazov?). Regardless the genre, I’m reading one book a month. “
“I’m a big fan of reading biographies for many reasons, so several years ago I wrote a blog post on why leaders should read biographies (you can read that here). And in response to this article, I was recently asked for tips on picking biographies. So…here you go! A few tips for picking a biography that will not only interest you but also teach you a few things.”
Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Check out my Three Star Leadership blog, Michael McKinney’s LeadingBlog, and Bob Morris’ Blogging on Business.