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Reading Above Your Comfort Zone

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | November 7, 2015

No.  1,231

Summary:  Read something educational, not just entertaining.  Better yet, read something written by a genius.  

Trinity College Library, Dublin

Trinity College Library, Dublin

Congratulations, you’re reading a book.

But what are you reading?  Hmm . . .  A little light, don’t you say?

Here’s an idea for your next book.  Don’t just entertain yourself, educate yourself.

Read something written by somebody smarter than you.  Like a genius.  There must have been at least a million of them since the beginning of civilization. You choose.

If you read something written by a genius, you just might improve your own mind, elevate your thoughts, become a better person. Fancy that.


Afterthought: What am I reading?  Fair question.

Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception by George Akerlof and Robert J. Schiller

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John F. Tierney

Recently finished:

Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception by Pamela Meyer



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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