Month: September 2014
“I just sit in my office and read all day.”
That’s how Warren Buffett, one of the richest and most successful people in the business world, describes his day. Reading!
Buffett advises everyone to read more. At MHProNews, this is a topic Buffett and we agree.
The Staples speed reading test includes data on how various age and educational groups stack up in words per minute. According to Staples, the average adult reads 300 words per minute.
When I took the test (late and a bit tired…), my personal reading rated scored at 361 WPM, above average, but far from fast.
Third-grade students = 150 words per minute
Eight grade students = 250
Average college student = 450
Average “high level exec” = 575
Average college professor = 675
Speed readers = 1,500
World speed reading champion = 4,700
But I’m reading hours daily. How about you?
Read for understanding, even if you may think differently than the writer. Fresh perspectives often lead to that breakthrough, ‘aha!’ moment. We recommend 15 minutes daily here on MHProNews, and 7-8 minutes a day on ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com. The more industry pros who do that, the more our sales will rise. Seriously! ##
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