This week's posts are dedicated to the importance of reading. Continuously learning new information is a great way to advance your business career.
What I Am Reading Today
I thought I would take a moment and let you know what book I am reading this week. It is my 23rd book this year, and although I am only on page 47, I am quite enthralled with this one.
Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner is at twist on how to look at all things in the world. Levitt is a rogue economist who explores the hidden sides of everything. Topics from crime, public schools, sumo wrestling, abortion, real estate agents and bagel sales have all been covered so far, and I have not yet reached page 50.
I can already tell that this book will challenge me to think. That is what I enjoy about reading books, it forces me to look at the world through a different window. For this I am grateful to my friend, Dave Horn. Dave gave me the gift of books. He was always reading something, and we would discuss the books for hours over strong coffee or cheap beer. While his passion was fiction, his encouragement to read novels lead me to a thirst for knowledge that I did not have while I was younger. I owe much of who I am now to my love of reading.
What are you currently reading and why is it something you would (or would not) recommend? Please post a comment with your opinions of the most influential books.
Have A Great Day.