It was an educational campaign back when I was a kid – Reading is FUNdamental! It was all over the television. For all I know it might still be in use.
Reading is something that way too many people don’t do enough of. We’re so busy updating statuses and declaring our fabulousness on Social Media sites that we forgot about sitting down with a good book. Plus the average person has an attention span as long as this sentence.
You would think book reading would be on the rise. We have options. You can buy a book. You can buy an ebook. You can buy a digital reader such as a Kindle and download books. Kindle even has a free version for Blackberry – which I recently downloaded. Kindle for Blackberry made reading fun. Now this is not a commercial for Kindle or Blackberry; my point is I like when things are fun. It’s a reason I suggest people use the Meeting Playce Mat– to make meetings less boring and more fun. When something is fun sign me up. When something is lame……I’d prefer watching the bug climbing the wall of the conference room or counting the ceiling tiles.
Here’s my recent reading list
- The Art of Possibility
- The New Rules of PR & Marketing
- I See Your Name Everywhere
What do I love about these books? Short easy to read chapters/sections. After all my attention span is even shorter than this sentence.
What’s on your reading list these days? I’d love to know. I’ve got plenty of free space on my Blackberry.
But more importantly, Kindle has the Blackberry version, I have the Meeting Playce Mat, what are YOU/YOUR COMPANY doing to make your employees lives a bit more fun? Your customers lives?