"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."

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Dilip Mukerjea writes in his book, 'Taleblazers: Imagination to Imprint':

"Research indicates that the average CEO of an organisation does not finish reading one book a year!

The average corporate executive needs to read over 5 milion words per month, or 60 million words a year.

Information anxiety has arrived! How are we to keep pace with the high-velocity world?

The average reading speed opf most people is about 240 words per minute (wpm), well below the rate stipulated by the United Nations for functional literacy, 400 wpm.

Today, knowledge doubles every year. We have received more information in the last 50 years than in the last 5000. There is a dire need for us to deal with 'information anxiety'.

The answer lies in learning to read a range of materials, at a range of speeds, enhance comprehension, acquire skills in writing and speaking, and boost overall mental literacy - all vital components for developing intellectual capital.

READERS MAKE LEADERS! and LEADERS ARE READERS... of books, people, situations, and possibilities."

Points to Ponder:

- Currently, how fast are you reading?

- How much do you know about the characteristic traits of a proficient reader?

- Proficient readers never use only one strategy, rather they fluidly coordinate a number of strategies to ensure maximum comprehension of their daily reading materials. Do you like to know more about their strategies?

- In essence, proficient reading necessitates three levels of reading comprehension: 'reading on the lines', 'reading between the lines', & 'reading beyond the lines'.

Dilip Mukerjea has highlighted them in his book, 'Unleashing Genius, with the World Most Powerful Learning Systems'.

Dilip has nonetheless concurred with me that a fourth level is even imperative, especially in today's world of accelerating change, increasing complexity & hyper-competitive marketspace: 'reading outside the lines'.

Game to know more?

Please stay tuned.

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