"The National Literary Surveys carried out in 1996 and 2005 by the National Library both concluded that Malaysians on average read only 2 books per year , as opposed to the Japanese and French who each read 10 books a year. Leading the pack were the Americans and the Canadians who each read an average of 17 books a year."
"Empirical studies have proven that the quality of life correlates with the number of book reads. The top percentile is represented with people who read an average of one book a weak or 50 books a year. The bottom percentile is however represented by people who read less;some still read but only tabloid magazines or purely the news."
|One of our team member books (school books actually)|
If you never read a book before, I would highly recommend you to start reading one book a month. As we are in the month of March right now, let's target 10 books this year. This is an example of my plan, so please make one for yourself (and share you favorite books here that everyone can benefits):
Month 1 (March): Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Month 2 (April): The Book of Assistance
Month 3 (May): Thinking, Fast and Slow
Month 4 (June): Everyone a Leader: A Guide to Leading High-Performance Organizations for Engineers and Scientists
Month 5 (July): Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness
Month 6 (August): Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions
Month 7 (September): Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment
Month 8 (Octobers): The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism
Month 9 (November): Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth
Month 10 (December): Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Let's start reading! I would highly recommend goodreads as a a social website for reading books.