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The final category I'll be touching on in this blog (maybe!) is "The Reads."
I've read the research that says roughly 25% of adults have picked up a book in the past year.
I am guessing that of the 25%, "picking up" means just that. Another smaller percentage of those people start a book (maybe read the foreword). Another smaller percentage get through chapter one. If you take those percentages of percentages, that means most adults never even finish reading a book.
I remember reading that Amazon came up with this scheme to pay authors by the pages read in a book (they know that and so much more about us). Authors freaked out because they know most people never get past the first chapter. I think / hope that Amazon put that idea back on the shelf.
I am one of those strange people that read.
And this means more than one book a year. Actually, it's more like one book a week for me. I don't waste time watching TV or hanging out on Facebook (I am active a bit on Twitter and LinkedIn mostly for business purposes).
I'll be using this category to do book reviews of "The Reads" I am doing. The good, the bad, and the ugly. If I put a book down because it was a waste of time, I'll let you know. If I consumed a book and could not put down, you'll hear about that too.
So. Before we get started here... let me know what books you have either loved or hated, and why, in the comments below!
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As I am ramping up this blog, one of the next categories I promised to write about is, "The Business."
This is all about the stuff that happens behind the curtain when running a business.
I've had the privilege of serving customers for decades and understand what it's like to start a business, sell a business, merge a business, take a business public, watch a business die, create a "dot bomb" business during the "dot com" era, scale a business, and run a solo business.
All scenarios have positive and negative learning opportunities (some people may call them problems or challenges).
I'll be sharing my learnings of running "The Business" with you here.
Please leave comments about what you'd like to learn with me along the way!