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Entrepreneurs Must Read!

Successful entrepreneurs are great readers. Bill Gates, (Microsoft) reads fifty books per year (one/week). Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook/Metaverse) has his online club and reads one new book every other week.

Elon Musk (Tesla /SpaceX) is obsessed with reading. His famous answer to the question as to how he learned to build rockets was - “I read books.

Warren Buffet responded to the question of his key success by pointing out to the books he had on his desk and said “read 500 pages like this every day. That is how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”

The best way to satisfy the hunger for new knowledge is to read books. An anonymous saying, “a library is a hospital for the mind”, may sound a little overblown, but it is true.

It is a scientific fact that reading improves cognitive (memory function) skills. Brain benefits from reading since it is more demanding than processing images or speech. Reading also has positive impact on communication and good readers are usually better articulators.

Finally, the more you read the higher your creativity and the broader your imagination become.

Success in entrepreneurship requires disciplined reading which is a common denominator in all successful entrepreneurs.

I do recommend reading at least twenty-five pages a day (40 books /year) as a good start.

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