How To Read A Book In 10 Minutes


Uploaded by Henrik Boye Valentin on 2014-06-26.

  • ogsdh (5) February 27, 2015

    notes to save you ten minutes:

    1. have other people read for you. online summaries / key points.

    2. speed reading.

    2.1. don’t read every word from start to finish. skim through the book three times, 1-2 minutes each time.

    2.2. be a gold miner. identify key concepts.

    2.3. utilize the table of contents. suggests reading the first chapter.

    2.4. the power skim. read deeper into the concepts you’ve found interesting. read important paragraphs word for word.

    2.5. focus on the end of chapters where information is usually recapitulated.

    3. don’t give up on speed reading. “you’re training your mind to focus.”

    4. use books as a reference guide.

    5. pick and choose what you read.

    i think it goes without saying that this method only works for certain types of books. as he mentioned, self-help books. unfortunately, you could never work through biochemistry or any dense educational book in 10 minutes with the ability to adequately apply the concepts within.

    perhaps this method could be applied to individual chapters to help form an organized study guide.

  • vfr3y (3) February 27, 2015

    did anyone else find the constant cut-in video clips irritating?

  • JonBrooks (4,510)A February 27, 2015

    I think a good readers should be open minded about different methods of learning from books. I do have issue with Tai’s method but I see it has a time and place (useful in book store!)

  • Jordan Lejuwaan (23,437)A February 27, 2015

    If he’s in the Hollywood Hills, why is he using a green screen? Haha

    • Jon Brooks (4,510)A February 27, 2015

      Yeah I thought that. I think he’s literally using a green screen of his own view from his home. Reliable weather, etc. But still ridiculous and obvious.