It’s no surprise that many of us are looking for ways to increase our productivity. After all, an increase in productivity can mean an increase in our income and a better quality of life.
- For example, if you’re a freelance developer earning $40,000 per year and you increase the number of clients you serve by 2x and the value per client by 2x, your income can easily jump to $240,000, adding an additional 25% premium for quality, a very realistic assumption.
- Or say you’re the owner of a fast-growing startup, and you boost your productivity to achieve an additional +15% growth per year. For a company with $200,000 in sales, $150,000 in net profit, and a valuation of $800,000, the additional growth means a nice little bonus of $800,000 in exit value!
But how can we achieve such a lofty goal of boosting your productivity?
Enter ChatGPT, the revolutionary new artificial intelligence technology that can help us increase our productivity by 10x to 100x. And now, a new idea has emerged for how we can use ChatGPT to rapidly increase our personal growth: speed reading books.
Warren Buffett famously said, “knowledge compounds.” The idea is that if we can improve our skills by just 1% each day, we can increase our skills by 36x in a year.
But how can we actually achieve this?
One of the most potent ways is to simply become a much more effective person by consuming massive amounts of high-quality information related to your area of expertise. Warren Buffett fills his extremely valuable time with reading for more than 5 hours every day. Most other billionnaires share his habit of reading tons of books in their areas of interest.
Books are full of knowledge, but they are not filled with shallow distractions and low-quality or misleading content found on social media. Following top-level research papers, books are the highest-quality sources of information, followed by “B-level” research papers, blogs, news sites, forums, and social networks.
Average Information Quality (Ranking):
- ⭐ A-level research papers
- ⭐ Books
- ⭐ Quality blogs
- ❌ News sites
- ❌ Forums
- ❌ Social networks
By focusing our information consumption on the top three sources, we can expect to see a dramatic increase in our knowledge. ChatGPT helps us to accomplish this by allowing us to read condensed versions of quality books in mere minutes. With ChatGPT, we can theoretically read 365 books in 365 days!
An intelligent chat bot could help you understand the main points of non-fiction books by summarizing the content of the book.
In fact, I did it to help me understand the main points of a lengthy 1200 pages non-fiction book “Atlas Shrugged”:
The chat bot uses natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to scan the text and extract key concepts and ideas. The chat bot could then generate a summary of the book and present it to you in a conversational format, allowing you to interact with it and ask it questions.
This helps you quickly get an overview of the main points of the book so you can decide whether or not you want to read it in more depth.
You can ask it all kinds of questions to dive deeper into various aspects of the book. You can even ask it to generate a series of questions to ask about the book — and ask it those questions right afterwards! 🤯
Imagine the possibilities if we could rapidly increase our knowledge by reading more quality books! We could become much more effective and efficient human beings and experience a leap in productivity.
These productivity levels are now within our reach, thanks to the powerful technology of ChatGPT. Reading 365 books in 365 days is now a reality, and with it comes the potential for rapid personal growth.
While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com. He’s author of the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), coauthor of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.