So I've picked up reading again, and this time I'm focusing on reading (and buying) books about investing and business. I feel that even though I've been trying to break the family trend of starting and owning businesses, I have that entrepreneurial knack in my blood. I'm thinking instead of trying to fight it, I'm going to learn more about it and maybe someday tough it out as an entrepreneur myself.
To arm myself with knowledge I know I will need to someday be that entrepreneur and to cushion myself (and eventual family perhaps) by securing my financial status (in the present and in the future), I went to the nearest PowerBooks and got myself the following books this weekend:
- The Little Book on Common Sense Investing by John Bogle
- The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard, et al
- The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
So far I've read both "The Little Book on Common Sense Investing" and "The One Minute Entrepreneur" and I've started chapter 1 of The Long Tail. It's the first time I've actually read books and finished them (two at that) in one weekend.
I tried my hand at reading fiction, but I found thoughts drifting away from what I was reading so I stopped that quickly. I have a copy of F. Sionil Jose's Don Vicente (two novels, compacted in one) which I promise I'll read with more enthusiasm (like how I read his other novels Ermita, Mass, and The Pretenders).
In the past month I also read "The Google Story" which is a fascinating read -- which I think inspired me to read more about business and entrepreneurship.
Hopefully by next week I'll have a new batch of reading materials to devour and blog about.