Getting informed is a means to an end, not an end in itself. And life’s too short for bad information.
Roberto Estreitinho’s system:
- 30 pages is enough “Not enough to grasp the key message, but enough to understand if it’s worth grasping.”
- Love or leave “Basically, if I don’t instantly fall in love with an article/book/blog, I stop reading and move on.”
- Respect the attic “This isn’t the same as only reading about stuff directly related to work; it’s about transversely choosing which different types of information will make my attic sustainable and unique.”
I particularly like Jason Fried’s advice:
Beware of really long articles trying to prove a simple point.
As someone who does a lot of linkblogging, I’ve become fairly adept at this kind of thing.