How to get more from reading

One form of passive learning is reading what everybody else is reading. The same just-released books, the same news and posts curated by your favorite social network’s algorithm. You’ll learn what everyone else is learning, nothing particularly outstanding.

Dare to read older books, especially those that are Lindy1. Search for in-depth interviews instead of the lastest podcast episode. Break away from the news cycle. Try to understand points of view different from your own.

  1. The Lindy effect of Lindy’s Law states that the future life expectancy of some non-perishable things is proportional to their current age. The longer a period something has survived to exist, the longer its remaining life expectancy. (cfr Lindy Effect, Wikipedia.) ↩︎

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