In his post, Adam talks about his reading journey, and that he wants to get some regular reading done.
As I have followed business leaders and entrepreneurs, a common theme has come up. They all read regularly, and a lot!Fast(er) reading
As Adam states in his post that he's a slow reader, I'm also not one of the fastest readers myself. I did start out with some (fast) reading techniques on lifehacking.nl earlier this year which already helped me in reading a little bit faster. The site is in Dutch, but you can probably find similar sources in English or translate it.
I'm currently at the stage of reading at 90 bpm and 2-3 stops per line. At that speed I can notice I stop the subvocalization (inner speech), which is a big part of slowing readers down. Sometimes it's hard to keep following the rules of speed reading, I'm having a hard time with regression (looking back in the text). So this reading goal is a good place to keep practicing those things and progressing even further.
For my goal to be SMART, I'm going to start out small and set my goal to 25 pages a day for 100 days, that will take me to October 11th, because I already started last Monday.
My Reading Journey
As time passes, I will keep you posted on how my journey progresses and update this post with new books I complete.
Initial post on July 8th, 2016
- Visual Intelligence - Microsoft Tools and Techniques for Visualizing Data by Mark Stacey, Joe Salvatore and Adam Jorgensen
- TribalSQL - New Voices in SQL Server by Diana Dee
- The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford
- The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software by Jonathan Rasmusson
- The Many-to-Many Revolution 2.0 by Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo
- The Exam Training Kits for MCSA SQL Server 2012 for exams