Why should I learn from books?

I was never a good reader of books. This might be due to I believe in practical learning’s than theoretical one. I learn by doing and observing myself. When ever I come across any incident I put myself in that place and just imagine what will be my feelings and emotions. I listen to people and try to make my own theory and put those learning’s into practice.Some times they work and some times they push me into troubles.

During my school days books are just a kind of weight to me and I was never good at studies. I lived in my own world and I just did what I wanted to do. This resulted in lot of unusual things, but if today I turn back and see I have more knowledge about certain things than any one. What difference did it make if I am not good in studies; it did not stop me from going the path that I have chosen. It is not money or it is no a position in a company which motivates me, it’s just how much to learn. I get a doubt if a person lives forever whether his learning’s from the world come to an end any day….I doubt. Now let me come to the topic, late recently there are books which really worth reading. I mean to say I love those which talks and walks of real life experiences and experiments. My sister love reading books and when ever she comes across something important which she thinks I must know, she immediately shares with me. In that way I vaguely understood what value books deliver to the world. I started reading with Harry potter thinking why people are so mad about it. In fact I downloaded all the books in Electronic format and read one after another like a mad man. It took days to finish, but created interest in books. Then I went on a hunt for more books reading Sherlock Holmes, The Alchemist, Who moved My Cheese etc. Today I am still confused which book to read and what not. People say only when I read I can know where my interest lies.

As I am passionate about Entrepreneurship I started reading lot of Marketing, Organization Behavior and psychology books. Psychology is something which fascinates me and I put some of the tricks into my daily life.
As I cannot read the hard copy of the books I prefer an E-book or an audio version. E-books are not so interesting and audio books are time consuming. If I want o read a book like Davenci code it takes minimum 10 hrs but still I prefer them. When I travel to my office or where I feel time can be used efficiently I take them with me in my Mp3 player. I prefer doing simultaneous things at the same time, I mean while I take bath I listen to music, while I am eating I finish with my calls etc. In that way I am able to give more time to engage my self for productive things. If things are to be taken seriously I attend them with at most concentration. I started reading badly about “EXPERIENTIAL Learnings”and based on this subject this blog came into existence. This is a subject I follow and it is more productive to me. I decided to read more and more from now and unexpectedly stumbled on this book “STAY HUNGRY STAY FOOLISH” what a title, I have just an idea of what the book is all about and I just finished reading the interview of Rashmi Bansal who is the author of this wonderful book. I will be starting with this for now and thinking to read Fountain Head by next month. Let me see what I can learn from these wonderful books.

PS…These books are nothing but real Experiential Learning’s Of the author’s.

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4 thoughts on “Why should I learn from books?


  1. Nice post raghava. I used to read books just to get marks when i was in school. But still whatever i have learnt from life is more valuable than those books, those learnings are helping me to become a better human being on this world.

    Reading books is a good habit but we need to think that are we adopting the thoughts and learnings that we learnt from that book? It will help us only if we adopt the things practically. Till then whatever we read and how much ever you read its not going to help us.

    Looking forward to see much more interesting articles here…..


  2. Nice post raghava. I used to read books just to get marks when i was in school. But still whatever i have learnt from life is more valuable than those books, those learnings are helping me to become a better human being on this world.

    Reading books is a good habit but we need to think that are we adopting the thoughts and learnings that we learnt from that book? It will help us only if we adopt the things practically. Till then whatever we read and how much ever you read its not going to help us.

    Looking forward to see much more interesting articles here…..


  3. @Sunitha
    That is true sunitha. Experiential learnings are more effective than book knowledge. But books are way of delivering the messages and as you said only after we implement and adopt them we can see the results and then they become real learning’s.


  4. @Sunitha
    That is true sunitha. Experiential learnings are more effective than book knowledge. But books are way of delivering the messages and as you said only after we implement and adopt them we can see the results and then they become real learning’s.

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