Bill Gates says he reads about 50 books a year, most of which are non-fiction, and help him explain in some way how the world works.
Elon “Mars” Musk, when asked how he learned to build rockets, was synthetic: I read books!
According to Tom Corley, analyzing the role that reading plays in personal success, the rich ones read to educate themselves and self-improvement. The poor ones read mainly to entertain themselves.
But, going back to Bill and Elon, I ask: what do guys like them, multibillionaire tech exponents, have in common?
The fact is that they still rely on one of the oldest instruments of information: printed books. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, when he launched the Kindle was right when he said that “the book is so highly evolved and so suited to its task that it is very difficult to replace it”.
After all, reading books is a sensorial experience: we like to touch and feel the texture of the paper. I sometimes went further and even sniffed the leaves. Nowadays I don’t get to that much, but I still keep the addiction to reading.
Becoming a billionaire is just a matter of time.