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I used to be a prolific reader. Between physical and digital books as well as audio versions it wasn’t a stretch for me to consume multiple books in a month. I’m not talking about Blinklist-summarized consumption. I mean, reading the books in their entirety. I read so much because not only did I find reading relaxing but I also bought into the idea that learning, via books, is critical to a person’s success.

I have never really stopped reading. But I did slow down a few years back. Like a lot of people I started to enjoy shorter forms of content such as podcasts. But this year, 2021, I’ve decided to get back to reading at least one book per month. My wife has even said she plans to do the same. Albeit, we will be reading different books. I use to read a ton of science-fiction. But in the last ten years I’ve been more of a business book kind of guy. …


Jonathan Mills Patrick

I’m a former C-level banking exec. and 3x startup founder leading a corporate innovation/product team and have helped companies raise over $500M in funding.

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