This Is How Bill Gates Reads Books

This Is How Bill Gates Reads Books

Bill Gates a name which needs no introduction. He is the founder of Microsoft Corporation. He is one of the richest men in the world, with a net worth of $95 billion he is the second richest person in the world. He also does a number of philanthropic activities. He donates a lot of money to various organization and research centers or programs.

The Harvard dropout is one of the most intelligent and sensible person. He is one of the most successful people of all time. He does a lot of activity to keep himself busy, one of the things he does himself to keep busy and learn something is reading books. So today we are going to go through "How Bill Gates reads his books and memorizes what he reads".

In an interview, Bill Gates was asked about book and how he reads them. Bill Gates replied, "I don't let myself start a book that I'm not going to finish".

The first question which was asked to Bill Gates was How he gets the most out of  books to which he answered, 'You know when you're reading you have to be really careful that you are really concentrating particularly if its a non- fiction book are you taking the knowledge and sort of attaching the knowledge you have and for me taking notes helps make sure that I'm really thinking hard about what's in there, if I sometimes disagree with the book sometimes it takes a long time to read the book because I'm writing so much in the margin so it's kind of frustrating, oh please say something I agree with so that I can get it to the end of the book.'

'So there is one fiction book called 'Infinite Jest', what I'm trying to decide is if I started or not because I watched the movie at the end of the tour I loved it, David Foster comes across as a super interesting broad thinking person if the book was two or three hundred page book there was no doubt as soon I watched the movie I dive in but it's quite long and complicated and you know I don't wanna make an exception it's my rule to get to the end.'

The next question he was asked was whether he prefers e-books or paper books to which he replied, 'Over time I'll make the switch, but when I'm just sitting there and reading often a paper magazine or the book I'm used to that and it's ridiculous because I care I have whole book bag that goes on trips with me and it's voluminous and antiquated.'

The next question asked was would he block out an hour while reading to which he replied, 'If you're reading books like these you'd want to be sitting down for an hour at a time because otherwise just getting your mind around okay what was I reading is not the kind of thing that you can do in five here and ten minutes there, Magazine articles fit our short Youtube videos fit into those little slots and so you know every night I'm reading like a little over an hour and so I can take my current book and make progress.' 

You can watch the interview by clicking here

Bill Gates said that he reads about 50 books a year and these are some tips which help in getting and remembering the most out of his reading. Did these tips help you in reading better please let us know in the comments below?    
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