"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Saturday, April 11, 2009


[continue from the Last Post]


Now dive into your book, page by page, from beginning to end. In this exercise, you should use your hand as a guide, tracing a path down the page like a dolphin in the water, or a skier racing downhill. (you can use a pointer such as a pencil, but it will slow you down; you will lose time putting down your pointer every time you turn a page).

Note: Practise rapid page-turning by pressing down with your thumb and lifting the top right-hand corner of the page; NO saliva transfusions via lick-lick-stick-stick motions in trying to turn the page!

Zig-zag down the pages, maintaining a speed of about one to five seconds a page.

Look out for trigger words and phrases, topic sentences, names, dates, imagery, text in bold or caps, anything that is prominent.

If you come across anything that looks fascinating, immediately bookmark it with one of your strips of paper, or with a Post-it sticker; do not linger in this area, because your objective is to go through the entire book in the little time that you have available.

You will return to the bookmarked pages later. Meanwhile, note down in linear and Mind Map forms, anything you find important. Allow maximum ten minutes for this step of the process.

[To be continued in the Next Post. Excerpted from 'Unleasing Genius with the World's Most Powerful Learning Systems', by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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