A collection of my thoughts, muses and creative pursuits from the learning and education space! A serendipitous journey over technology and operations led me into learning and education and here I am on the cusp of my entrepreneurial journey.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Join a library
The last year, as I embarked on my entrepreneurship journey, I ended up buying a ton of books. Being a book lover, it was easy to justify all the purchases. All of them were important to my learning, my development and the development of a practice.
But what happened - as I observed - was that the range of books I purchased was narrow cast towards my work.
And my son asked me "You work and you read about work, why dont you read something else?" And that question prompted me to raid a few of his books - From Eragon to Wonder to Divergent (and this is a must read for anyone).
And I must admit, it made a difference. A different perspective for one and an insight into different stories. One thing led to another and I read a travel book (Seven Sacred Rivers), a classic (Call of the wild) and then a few fiction books as well.
And since I could not purchase every book that came along - I joined a library. Having been a member of two libraries in the recent past, it was deja-vu. Once you join a library, your book reading behaviour changes...Serendipity kicks in. You pick up books you would normally not buy. Since you are not buying, it is easy to pick up and read books you normally would not. And that enables you to read more, diverse subjects - and if you dont like the book, it is just a quick return away...
So, join a library...if you have one around you so your reading and your perspective goes up...Thats my lesson for January PS: I am tempted to say, adopt a library behaviour - but thats for later ;)