Juxtaposed Reading Material

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In Lisa Bu’s Ted Talk, she mentions her habit of batching similar books together. For example, she’d read biographies on Warren Buffett and Katherine Graham simultaneously in order to get a more nuanced perspective on the trials and tribulations of their lives.

This is a powerful habit I’ve unwittingly formed over the past ten years. Batching subject matter together feels wasteful due to the redundancy of some information. I’d try it out anyway, because…

  1. redundancy facilitates memorization of the important (or common) ideas on a subject.
  2. slight variations on certain concepts will increase specialized granularity.

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