Scientific research says that we don’t generally remember more than 18% of what we have read in the immediate aftermath. Fast forward a month, and we can barely recall 2% of what we had read.
Unless you have read a book, again and again, you will struggle to remember the most salient parts let alone the whole book.
One of my favorite books is ‘Leading the Revolution’ by Gary Hamel. I remember when I read the book back in 2003, I felt so awe-inspired. Today, all I can remember is a few ideas.
A few years back, I read Nassim Nicolas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile‘, a book that I figuratively devoured. I took my time to read it; I reflected each and every assertion that appealed to me.
Today, I only remember a few dominant phrases – via negativa, skin in the game – and some definitions.
Our brain has only so much storage space and it wipes out the memories we don’t call on often. That’s the simple science behind our forgetful agency.
Rereading, thus, is the only exception to this rule. The saints and the clerics, who recite religious texts often know them by heart and that happens because of months and years of practice.
I like to collect vibrant quotes and adages from the books I am reading. I call them pearls of wisdom. Social media loves these awe-inspiring statements and insightful remarks, especially, when they come in the shape of rich images.
I curate the strongest and the most forceful remarks from the books and put them in the shape of pictures for easier recall and sharing.
Unlike numerous websites showcasing the same centuries-old, well-publicized quotes, I constantly update this section by picking from the latest books. Lastly, I hope that you would enrich your lives by reflecting on each pearl and inculcating them into your routine.
P.s.: – By no means, should these takeaways be considered an alternative to the books. I recommend that you read the respective books to maximize your knowledge.
Most people have to lug themselves out of bed on Monday? The start of the week is like the dawn ...Read More
This post is in continuation to what I posted a few months back here. Now you might suspect that I ...Read More
In my opinion, Robert Greene's Mastery deserves a place at the summit of the self-help literature mountain. It's easy to ...Read More
The intellectual battering ram, the deft enabler of otherwise impossible things, the superhero of mind. Nassim Nicholas Taleb has been ...Read More
Here are some of the best pearls of wisdom from Eric Barker's WSJ bestseller 'Barking up the Wrong Tree'. ©BookJelly ...Read More
Gary Vaynerchuk aka GaryVee is a walking embodiment of passion and self-awareness. If you aspire to become a social media ...Read More
Jeff Bezos doesn't need any introduction. Unless you have been stuck in a hypersleep pod for the last two decades, ...Read More
You must have heard of the phrases Wantrepreneur and Fencesitter. Essentially, they are people afraid of taking the plunge. A ...Read More
Last week I published a post on the famous bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki's ideas on attaining a money mindset. Wealth ...Read More
If you even hold a cursory interest in the field of personal finance, there is no chance you wouldn't have ...Read More
Words can uplift and words can destroy. Robin Sharma, the author of the bestseller 'The Monk who sold his Ferrari', ...Read More
Few books in the past century have had a more lasting impact than Viktor Frankl's 'Man's Search for Meaning'. Here ...Read More
Muhammad Ali Quotes for Monday Motivation My most heartrending memory of Muhammad Ali comes from the opening ceremony of 1996 ...Read More
Some of the best, insightful quotes from Max Tegmark's book "Life 3.0: Being Human in the age of Artificial Intelligence" ...Read More
Best quotes from Alec Ross’ ‘The Industries of the Future’ ©2017 BookJelly. All rights reserved ...Read More
One of the most entertaining books I have read this year is certainly Umberto Eco and Jean Claude-Carriere's "This is ...Read More
A curated collection of Nassim Nicholas Taleb quotes and witticisms Taleb is an essayist, scholar, former trader, and risk analyst ...Read More