Harvard Business Review had an article in which they mentioned the $90 billion a year spent on training.
They said a lot of it was wasted because of the amount of content in many courses, programs, and books.
Courses tend to get judged by the quantity of content.
What is important is not what is in the book, but what is taken from it, and, more importantly, gets applied. Thus, when I heard a Guru recently telling everybody to read a book a week, I wondered at the wisdom of that advice.
How much of the content would be assimilated?
How many times have you read a book, only to find yourself going back over it for points that resonated, so that you could apply them to your life?
Bruce Lee summed it up very well in his statement, “I don’t fear the person who has practiced 10,000 kicks, as I would fear the person who has practiced one kick, 10,000 times.”
There might be a lesson there for us all, in any context;
read less, write less, talk less.