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15 Minutes a Day for More Knowledge

In 15 minutes a day you can learn more than most people learn in 4 years of college.

For the past year I’ve started each workday making a cup of coffee and spending 15 minutes reading something dense. In that time I’ve finished over 1500 pages worth of incredible material. Here’s a few of those books:

This may sound like dry and boring material and at times it is. But the fact is, anyone can sit down and read something truly deep and important for 15 minutes a day. It’s sort of like the Colorado river carving out the Grand Canyon. From day-to-day you may not see a perceptible difference in the landscape but over time something truly magnificent happens.

Why You Should Read a Microeconomics Textbook

A Good Economics Textbook

A Good Economics Textbook

One of the deficiencies of my college education was not taking an economics course. I recently fixed that by spending 15 minutes each morning reading Principles of Microeconomics by Gregory Mankiw. Everyone should read this book (or something similar). Microeconomics is mostly common sense but, unfortunately, it seems that too many people – especially our politicians – don’t know these lessons.

Short aside: It’s amazing how much you can learn by just reading 15 minutes a day. In this case, it took me about six weeks to read a 500 page textbook that will be useful for the rest of my life.

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