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.
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 www.studentofpotential.com 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
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