Today’s fast-paced and high-stress culture has spawned thousands of self-help books, each promising to be the key to living a happier and more successful life. With so much choice, it is easy for quality titles to get lost among the shelves.
The right book depends on one's goals in life. If in management, one needs to
seek the right management books to be guided to success, such as management
books by gurus like Peter Drucker. Many people complain of busy lives with no
time for reading. However, the author shows that one only needs to spare about
15 minutes a day for reading and this can make a tremendous difference. He also
gives tips about how one can read more effectively. From reading a good book,
we can talk to great men and women who give us their valuable thoughts and
Whole cultures have been changed by some compelling books. Here is a collection of famous people who were inspired by reading:
- Abraham Lincoln who went to school a couple of
times a week when he was 7 years old (a total
of 18 months according to Wikipedia), and that
was it. The rest of his education he got from
- Frederick Douglas, a slave with no formal education
(he learned to read by listening while the wife
of his owner taught her children to read).
He was self-taught through reading, and became
a major force in the abolitionist movement.