Monday, January 30, 2017

Yes, you can read 200 books a year

Agatha Christie read 200 a year.
Charles Chu does the math:
  1. The average American reads 200–400 words per minute 
  2. Typical non-fiction books have ~50,000 words
  3. 200 books * 50,000 words/book = 10 million words
  4. 10 million words/400 wpm = 25,000 minutes
  5. 25,000 minutes/60 = 417 hours
But where will you get 417 hours? Here’s how much time a single American spends on social media and TV in a year:
  • 608 hours on social media
  • 1642 hours on TV
Fine, but I'm not giving up Law & Order. Except, I may decide to be a billionaire.
"Read 500 pages like this every day," Warren Buffett says. "That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will."
Here's some advice on how to do it. More here. And here.

Fine, just don't quit reading this blog.

No comments:

Post a Comment