What Makes A Great Book...?

David Round
What Makes A Great Book...?
What makes a great book...

Take a good personal development book, maybe a classic (and one of my all-time favourites) like Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’…

  • To get the gist, read the blurb on the cover
  • To see what others think, read the Amazon reviews
  • To pretend you’ve read it, read the summary on an app.
  • To understand the ideas, read the book.
  • To remember the key ideas, highlight stuff.
  • To learn from and adapt the ideas, write notes.
  • To reference the ideas, type up your notes.
  • To refresh yourself on the ideas, re-read your notes.
  • To share the ideas, talk about the book
  • To gift the book’s wisdom, buy someone the book.
  • To make a difference, read to teach.

What makes a good book a great book is what we choose to do with it…

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