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Reading habit and Successful People

Whenever the common traits of world’s highest achievers are tracked down, the most common thing is not a high Intelligence Quotient, nor is it an unbelievable lucky streak but it is their fervor for reading books.Warren Edward Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is a well known American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Warren spends 80% of his day reading books. He was once asked about the key to success; he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”Elon Reeve Musk is a business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor. Elon Musk reportedly learned how to build rockets by reading books. Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, is a lifelong book worm and he has the habit of reading 50 books every year. Similarly In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg challenged himself by committing to read a new book every other week being New Year resolution. The list of most successful people and their love for reading goes on.The benefits of reading are diverse. According to research, the act of reading not only helps us acquire a larger vocabulary, it also improves our conceptual reasoning skills and intellectualism of an individual.

By Abdul Hafeez (Senior Manager Taxation & Corporate Affairs)