Gotta keep learning
Warren Buffett spends five to six hours per day reading five newspapers and 500 pages of corporate reports.
Bill Gates reads 50 books per year.
Mark Zuckerberg reads at least one book every two weeks.
Elon Musk grew up reading two books a day, according to his brother.
Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every day.
Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot, reads two hours a day.
Billionaire entrepreneur David Rubenstein reads six books a week.
Dan Gilbert, self-made billionaire and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reads one to two hours a day.
November 14th, 2017 4:36am
If you're rich, you have the time
If you're smart, you enjoy it
If you're poor, it's the only escape
Assad's brighter brother
November 14th, 2017 4:44am
I purchase 30-50 books a year. I only read some of them completely when I first get them. A lot I have are obscure references for my library. Nearly all of them have notes on some of the pages, so I've read parts. I finish a few.
I also go to the library every couple weeks and check out new releases to see what has come out. I used to keep up with this in the WSJ and NYT book reviews, but I don't subscribe to either paper anymore since they lost their journalistic integrity and became propaganda some time ago. So I rely on local librarians to figure out a selection of interesting things.
Currently from the library I have a few things. Right now I am reading "Blind Injustice" by Mark Godsey. It's about how human psychology and political witchhunting has lead to a fundamentally dysfunctional and injust justice system that imprisons the innocent, tortures the not innocent, corrupts the authority that oversees it, rehabilitates no one, and does nothing but bad for the greater society.
November 14th, 2017 7:23am
I've heard there are still a couple of book clubs worth subscribing to, but I can't remember the names.
Not sure how most people find books these days, guess the recommendations on Amazon?
November 14th, 2017 8:03am
I rarely buy physical books now. I generally read ebooks so I can read them anywhere on my tablet or laptop. One of my primary sources for ebooks is:
November 14th, 2017 8:16am
I spend hours every day reading COT.
November 14th, 2017 8:27am
CoT is probably better than Twitter...
...but Shakespeare? Possibly not!
Assad's brighter brother
November 14th, 2017 9:17am
Reading newspapers at work is slacking off, unless you are rich.
November 14th, 2017 10:44am
The more I learn about the actual business of making money by trading, the less chances I have of being hired in the industry.
I've had several interviews lately with big names (think $100B+), blew them all and couldn't give less of a fuck. Did well, but not very well. Well, well is where you actually know what you're doing. And good for me they're only (or at least mostly) hiring very wells.
November 14th, 2017 12:47pm