Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles I don't let myself start a book that I'm not gonna finish. [How Bill Gates gets the most out of books.] You know, when you are reading, you have to be careful that you really are concentrating, particularly if it's a nonfiction book. Are you taking the new knowledge and sort of attaching to knowledge you have? For me, taking notes helps make sure that I'm really thinking hard about about what's in there. If I disagree with the book, sometimes it takes a long time to read the book, because I'm writing so much in the margin. It's actually kind of frustrating. Oh, please say something I agree with so I can get through to the end of this book. [#2 Don't start what you can't finish.] So there is one--it's a fiction book called Infinite Jest--what I'm trying to decide if I started or not, because I watched the movie The End of the Tour. I loved it. David Foster Wallace comes across as a super-interesting, broad-thinking person. If the book was like (a) two or three hundred page book, there's no doubt as soon as I watched that movie I dived in. But it's quite long and complicated, and you know, I don't want to make an exception. It's my rule to to get to the end. [#3 Paper books > ebooks.] Over time I will make the switch, but when I'm just sitting there at night reading often a paper magazine or the... the book. I'm used to that. -It's ridiculous because I care, I have whole book bag that goes on my trips with me, and it's it's voluminous and antiquated. -[Ok, maybe don't do this.] [#4 Block out an hour.] If you're reading books like these, you'd want to be sitting down for an hour at a time, because otherwise just getting your mind around. Okay, reading is not the kind of thing you can do five minutes here ten minutes there. Magazine articles fit, or short YouTube videos fit into those little slots. And so you know, every night I'm reading a little over an hour, and so I can take my current book and make some progress.