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Speed read like T.R.? oh yeah

No wonder the man was a juggernaut of a human, he read books faster than the national debt increases!  Check out these helpful tips that really do help, I already did some of them but the Z pattern was interesting to learn.

When Theodore Roosevelt did things, he did them with gusto. That included reading. Roosevelt was a voracious reader. The man devoured books like a damn hungry lion feasting on a fresh kill.  While in the White House, he would read a book every day before breakfast. If he didn’t have any official business in the evening, he would read two or three more books plus any magazines and newspapers that caught his fancy. By his own estimates, TR read tens of thousands of books during his lifetime, including hundreds in foreign languages.

Roosevelt accomplished this feat because he knew how to speed read. Associates said he would would flip through two or three pages in a minute. Despite reading so quickly, Roosevelt could relate back  in minute detail all of a book’s important points and even recite quotes from the text.

TR’s life as a bionic book worm also provided plenty of grist for the 2,000 published works he turned out himself.

How to Speed Read Like Theodore Roosevelt

Wow, like I said, absolute Juggernaut. 

Have it good,

-Mike

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January 5, 2010 - Posted by | Man Skills | , ,

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