How many pages of that new book did you read?


According to Business Insider, readers of Capital in the Twenty-first Century made it through just 2.1% of the book on average, with the last highlighted section appearing on page 26.

Other results: Most people have gotten through only an eighth of “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, and only a fifth through “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis.

I’ve been searching for a statistic I used to quote. How many pages does the typical business reader read before quitting? I believe the answer was nine pages!

I cautioned an author recently that he better put his message in those first nine pages if he wants everyone to read it.

I’ve been thinking about writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Informal Learning 2.0? Maybe I should leave pages 10 through 300 blank, for taking notes.

Here’s what Goodreads has to say about unfinished reading:





I am moving the My Documents folders from all of my computers to one Dropbox.

Dropbox is the equivalent of a hard drive in the cloud. I’ve been using the free version (2 GB) for months without any hassles.

Dropbox lets me work on files offline; it syncs when I’m back on the net. It provides Continue reading

Book Pirates

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Wow. If these guys’ stats are accurate, they’ve downloaded more copies of my book on Informal Learning for free than Pfeiffer has sold!

I have asked my editor for Wiley’s take on this. If someone is giving my books away, I’d rather it be me.