How to turn reading into a source of inspiration and make the process as productive as possible?
Hunterwalk blog seriously suggests: “Read one chapter of a book to get 90% of the value”. What should be done to get this?
The author of the post offers a reliable productivity hack if you have picked up the latest self-help, management theory or sociological interpretation of our times. The truth is – read only the second chapter of a book because it routinely contains 90% of the total value.
Then the author explains how it usually goes:
- Forward by an influencer. It is obvious – just skip it.
- Chapter 1. Author’s credentials. Here authors introduce themselves and make case for why they’re qualified. They try to persuade us that they discover a new idea.
- Chapter 2: The main idea is here!
- Chapters 3 and so on… Here you will only find the examples of THE IDEA in action and/or anecdotal stories to validate its universality.
And that’s it.
However, note, sometimes Chapter 2 can be Chapter 3, but you can usually figure this out by looking at the Table of Contents.
What do you think about this bold assertion?