From Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/viral-james-mattis-email-reading-marines-2013-5
“By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a better way to do business.”
My business/management/leadership reading has diminished in recent years. Formerly, I had two or three books going at the same time and taking copious notes. Reading was a key component on how my business acumen developed.
Three elements on how I created business/ organizational concepts:
- Education – the MBA – a starting point
- Experience – what works, what doesn’t work
- Enhancement – reading from experts
The key to reading was recognizing what was worthy to read and what was not….the real value was finding the best writers and understating what they had to say.
The end result: learn from others-find a better way