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Curriculum based mandatory reading is our hallmark.  Reading is made into an academic exercise & presumed to be limited to academicians.  This belief generally absolves the professionals from this act, without remorse & with a conviction that they would be able to fulfil their  professional requirements with ease, with a blend of degrees & what they supposedly learn day to day in their day to day professional journey. This thought process can be the farthest, you can be from reality.

 The foremost practitioner in his field Warren Buffet spends as much as 80% of his day reading.  The CEO of Berkshire  Hathaway reads 500 pages everyday. He said ” That how knowledge works. It builds up, like  compound interest.  All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” He brings to the core the direct link between reading & professional success.  Reading & thinking is at his core of living, helps making less impulsive decisions.  He for sure likes this kind of a life. Buffet inspired reading habit is bound to do wonders for us as well.

Some of the world’s best known achievers have this habit it common.  Renowned tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is famed to have learned how to build rockets by reading books.  Bill Gates has been a life long bookworm, reading about 50 books a year. With all travels & variety of things what he does, books happen to his  most sought after source of knowledge.  Mark Zuckerberg had sent an open invite to the world to join him in his quest to read a book every two weeks in 2015.

 One his kind academician, ideologue & a well known critic of large number of American policies Noam Chomsky,  is both a voracious reader & a prolific writer.  His impact can be termed only legendary. He is by far the biggest living intellectual in the world today.

 But in the myopic so called real / practical world, reading is looked with disdain, though not openly expressed.  Achievements cannot happen without reading is proven fact, beyond degrees & certification.


    Sanjay Sahay

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