Hey Bossman, Reading Books IS Work
Farnam Street stashed this in Interesting
"Was Newton working when he was sitting under the tree and the apple fell? These things are subjective and depend on perspective."
Well said, Shane:
Not only are you learning something, but you’re learning about it in depth from someone who, in all likelihood, put a lot of time and effort into organizing their thoughts.
Compare that with the sound bytes tossed around in meetings. Who has time for critical thought? How much do you really learn from that hour?
If you assume that smarter workers are better workers, reading might in fact be the best use of time.