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You love reading – but can’t find the time?

Category:Education,Learning,Reading

Ok – so for all of “us” who love reading but keep saying we just can’t find the time… ”

amazon kindle“Do you know how many books the average person reads per year?” he said. “Literally two or three, for the entire year. And yet, the average CEO is reading four or five books per month. That’s a drastic difference.”

He went on to explain how he breaks down the habit of reading for people, so that it can be a more actionable process.

I went to Amazon and looked at the medium average number of words per book, and it came out to about 64,000 words. So let’s say the average person reads 200 words per minute. We’re talking about 320 minutes to get through a book, which is about 45 minutes a day, to read a book per week. That makes it a little more realistic,” he said.

He added that 45 minutes spent reading in a day is practically nothing. That’s a lunch break, a little bit at night, maybe reading a bit on the train on the way to work, etc. And that’s without any speed-reading techniques.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE – Love Reading – can’t find the time?

 

 


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Facebook removed 583 million fake accounts in the first quarter of 2018

Category:Digital News,Innovation,TechNews,Technology Tags : 

“On Tuesday, May 15, Facebook published its first ever Community Standards Enforcement Report in a continuing effort to restore public faith in the social network as it continues to combat fake news and privacy scandals.

It’s not just third-party apps getting the ax from Facebook — it’s fake accounts, too. On Tuesday, May 15, Facebook published its first ever Community Standards Enforcement Report in a continuing effort to restore public faith in the social network as it continues to combat fake news and privacy scandals.”

Follow this link to read more:  Digital Trends Tech News


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Artificial Intelligence

Great Article – “The Business Of Artificial Intelligence” by Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew Mcafee

Category:AI,Artificial Intelligence,Innovation,Technology

The Business Of Artificial Intelligence – What it can — and cannot — do for your organization 

(for the full article go to https://hbr.org/cover-story/2017/07/the-business-of-artificial-intelligence

 

“For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Each one catalyzed waves of complementary innovations and opportunities. The internal combustion engine, for example, gave rise to cars, trucks, airplanes, chain saws, and lawnmowers, along with big-box retailers, shopping centers, cross-docking warehouses, new supply chains, and, when you think about it, suburbs. Companies as diverse as Walmart, UPS, and Uber found ways to leverage the technology to create profitable new business models.

The most important general-purpose technology of our era is artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning (ML) — that is, the machine’s ability to keep improving its performance without humans having to explain exactly how to accomplish all the tasks it’s given. Within just the past few years machine learning has become far more effective and widely available. We can now build systems that learn how to perform tasks on their own.”