One gets to constantly read something or the other, and carries a long reading/research list. And one has only so much time. What I refer to high RoI reads are those, where, in respect to the time you invest reading that piece, you get a lot of value out of them.
RoI (Return on Investment, here the investment being time) is a subjective matter. It is a function of where you currently are and how much familiarity you might have with the topic. If you know a lot about diamonds, you might not draw much from an essay on one. But if you know little, and get a chance to read an insightful article, you learn a lot in limited time. Someone has already spent weeks and months of research putting together that well thought-through essay, making it relevant for the reader.
Not just long form articles, or essays, relevant books on certain topics, certain infographics offer that value as well. And the way these pieces are written – they illuminate as well as floor you and entertain you. What better way to use your time! I am always on a lookout for such reads, which allow one to scale up quickly from a position of not-understanding to understanding, way beyond the first level.
Under this header of High RoI on this blog, I’ll list what I feel are high RoI pieces from my point of view, as I come across them. This is part of the reason of this notebook as well, as I feel I’ll lose track if I do not collect them somewhere. Happy to receive feedback and suggestions.