Read all the time.

"Read all the time.  Don’t just do it because you’re curious about something, read actively. Have a point of view before you start a book or article and see if what you think is confirmed or refuted by the author.  If you do that, you will read faster and comprehend more."-- Byron Wien, emphasis added
Important insight on reading a book. My typical mindset before reading a book is what can I learn from this book? I should ask myself these questions before I before I start reading any new books. Examples are:

1. What do you know or understand about X ?
2. How do you feel about X ?
3. Why you want to read about X ?
4. What you want to learn about X ?

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