'Get ideas from Books'

Here is the next message from Richard Koch on uniquely developing your potential as a student...


"Get ideas from books

Not from websites.

Not from magazines.

Not from YouTube.

From books.

Good old-fashioned books, with pages and print.

(Sure, you can use a Kindle. I do too. But if you really want to use a book, to write in it, to re-read it often, it’s much nicer and easier to use a real physical printed book.)

And the best ideas – and the most neglected – often come from old books.

Old books tend to be better than new books. Why?

Because they have survived a long time.

I will survive. You will survive. But not for centuries.

That takes a particularly valuable type of book.

If you want a fairly recent book, but one that has survived for twenty years, and will probably survive for another twenty, then another forty, then another eighty … may I recommend my own book, The 80/20 Principle. Not because it’s mine, but because it has all the advice you need for success and happiness."

P.S. A great book of his I’d recommend is “Living the 80/20 way”. There is just as much insight to be gained from the read itself as there is from the application. Some great reflective exercises and trigger questions in this one. A real goodie!

Sean Abrahams is the founder of and author of the Student Potential Series.

Richard Koch is an author and entrepreneur-investor who has a home in Cape Town and visits every year for 2-3 months. If you like this blog post, please follow Richard on Twitter - @RichardKoch8020

(There is a new post from me put up on Twitter every second Tuesday).

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