New Series – Book Summaries

I am excited to tell you about a new feature here on the blog starting next week: Book Summaries.


If you have read much of my material you know that I advocate that you engage in continuous self-improvement and a large part of that is reading. There is a risk here though – one can read lots of books. You can read them partially or even completely and then put them down and never look at them again.


The problem with that is our memory. Here is what we know about our memory. Within a week of reading a book you’ve lost much of what you read. Within a year you remember very little of it, likely less than 10%.


If you read a so-so book that you do not find particularly informative or motivational you may have no interest in finishing it or reading it ever again. And that is really just fine. But if you find a really good book you really short change yourself by not finishing it and studying it carefully.


The more you read, re-read and study a good book the more you will get out of it and the more it will stick with you. If you want to really get full value from the books you buy and read you need to do more than just skim it. You need to study it.


To illustrate that I am going to publish a series of book summaries. You are familiar with my book reviews and the guest book reviews I publish here. Book summaries are far more in depth. There are a study of the book – a close look at what it offers.


The summaries will be published in a series. Each book will be covered in anywhere from two to four posts, depending on the book. I will aim for at least one book summary a month, some months more.


I will select among the best books on building wealth and other areas of self-improvement and thoroughly summarize them. If you like what you read I urge you to read the book yourself because every person gets something a little different from a book.


It can be very useful to discuss these summaries as well. Feel free to comment on them, ask questions and pose ideas.


For the first summary we will look at a little book written by leadership expert John C. Maxwell titled Make Today Count. This book is a little treasure and really bears a close study to get the most out of it. So join me next week with a summary of Make Today Count and begin getting the most out of your reading.

Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.