Increase your understanding of important books with this one weird trick.

  • Understand how authors use real estate. Some areas are beachfront property. Some are not that premium. Beginnings of paragraphs are important. Chapter summaries are as well. Although authors rarely identify them. You’ll have to figure that out. It’s usually towards the end of the chapter (surprise).
  • Skim the Table of Contents to tease out some themes the author may have glossed over in the introduction or preface. This was useless in books that have cryptic titles for chapters, like Peterson’s book. Some chapter titles had nothing to do with the chapter’s message, at least on the surface.
  • Write about it. Package it for mass consumption (one can only hope). There is a higher level of accountability when you are writing for someone else. You can’t write about it without understanding it yourself.

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