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I’ve been on a mission to read more, again. Throughout my life I’ve had periods where I read a lot and others where I’ve read a little. There are lots of reasons, excuses really, for these reading recessions. Like all distractions from any goals, these too only have power to the degree that I was not committed enough.

So, I re-committed to reading going into 2016. It’s a passion my mother instilled in me as a child, and is the one thing always recommended by people I consider successful.

Not all reading is created equal. I was actually reading a lot, even back then. Emails, social media posts, blogs. Yet only books have that unique trait of summing up everything some authority can express on some topic. They are catapults of knowledge. In fact, Tim Ferris said that reading three books on any topic makes you an expert in that topic. At least the