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How to choose your reading list?

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Jul 31, 2012

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Ruhul Kader is a technology business and technology policy analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Tanveer Nawaz
8 years ago

While going through this writeup I felt being LEFT BEHIND!
What if it's not possible for some to stroll past the two basic questions? 1. What I don't know? I know nothing. 2. What I need to know? I don't know.

But yes. I think choosing a good read is crucial since while reading one has to compromise with all alternative sources of information, entertainment and even essential physical activities!

Ruhul Kader
Reply to  Tanveer Nawaz
8 years ago

First of all thanks for checking this out. Well, you have exactly those points i had once. Then I got into this very problem of information+knowledge scarcity in some very basic issues I were tweaking with which forced me to think about what is wrong.

Problem was not that I was not reading enough or consuming enough information rather I was consuming inconsiderately. My reading was just to meet my instant gratification, entertain me and those reading were not meeting my need instead eating out my time.

Then I decided to be more practical and started to be more selective in reading anything.

I think, if we think from the perspective of life then it's true we don't know what we exactly don't know and what we need to know, but in some aspects being short sighted is much better.

In case of reading if you take the point of profession, skills, purpose or certain project then I guess things become clear that what we don't know and what we need to know.

What do you think?

Tanveer Nawaz
Reply to  Ruhul Kader
8 years ago

Yes!Totally agreed to your last para...
Unrelated though, I don't get notifications when you post comments. Hence my late comeback 🙂

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