Leaders are readers and why your next boss could be a robot – SCN Encourager

I’ve got to start whacking away at my pile of books.

One problem.

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 7.54.46 PMIt’s called “staying awake.”

I think I’ve misplaced a few decades somewhere.

When I was younger I was I night owl and loved to sleep in.

Now I find myself trapped in the Benjamin Franklin “early to bed, early to rise” plan… only without achieving any of the promised healthy, wealthy, and wise benefits.

A fairly well-known leadership coach once remarked that reading was the best way to tap into the experience and knowledge of “peak performers” who wouldn’t give you the time of day otherwise.

He may be right, but it doesn’t help me any.

It only gives me a lot more books to read.

There are a lot of people who won’t give me the time of day, not just peak performers.

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 8.56.15 PMBut anyway, I like reading books.

Reading is an incredible “experts on demand” service.

The fairly well-known leadership coach also remarked that most people only read about 4-5 non-fiction books per year.

He recommends doubling up on our total by reading 12 pages per day.

If you read 12 pages every day, that’s the equivalent of reading 12 three-hundred page books.

Talk about 2x mind-building!

Even a sleepyhead like me could probably pull this off.

But it just wasn’t meant to be.

I was all excited to get on a 12 pages per day reading regimen until I read this crazy article.

(Kind of ironic, isn’t it?)Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 7.46.43 PM

It seems scientists are having robots read books to improve their (the robots’) morals and choice-making.


Are you kidding me?

This news has sure taken the wings out of my sails.

It’s discouraging to learn that a robot can not only read faster than you do, but it possesses higher character and makes better decisions.

All without needing any sleep at all!


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