Books: New Or Used?

Do you prefer your books to be new and pristine? Or do you want the experience of hunting for treasure at a used book store?

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Books: New Or Used?

Audio Book Or Book Book?

Do you listen to audio books? Or do you prefer to have the physical book in your hand, reading every word?

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Audio Book Or Book Book?

What Is The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Giving — or getting — advice is a tricky thing. You have to be in the right frame of mind to hear advice and really learn a lesson from it.

And yet, given at the right time, by the right person, in the right way, advice can be life-changing. I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that wise counsel can change the course of your future, and can influence some of the most momentous decisions from that point on.


Related: Listen to an episode of the Intellectual Roundtable Podcast, where Lee and Michael discuss this question: ‘What book has had the biggest impact on you?’ We discuss another question as well, ‘How do you show thanks?’


It can come from many possible sources. Some are expected, like parents or a mentor. You might come across it in an inspirational book, perhaps a teacher or a religious figure. Or it might come from a less-expected source, like someone you don’t know particularly well, or perhaps a fortune cookie. Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest sources, as long as you are open to it.

Have you gotten powerful, meaningful guidance that has stayed with you over the years? What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Related questions: What advice would you give your past self? Have you ever had a mentor? Been a mentor? Who inspires you? What’s the most useful thing you’ve ever learned?

 

Skim Or Read Thoroughly?

When you read, do you skim, get the gist, and save time? Or do you pour over the text and thoroughly understand what is written, even if it takes longer?

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Skim Or Read Thoroughly?