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January 3, 2012

I am highly motivated to read topics of interests to me. I guess I am no different than the rest of the world.

However if you give me a book or an article on a topic for which I don’t have much of an interest, I will still read it if it has pictures/graphics.

I guess I am a lot inclined towards infographics.

Definition from Wikipedia:

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly,[1] such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.

Like we know information on videos is the future of knowledge, I am predicting, info graphics to be the second best thing as compared to knowledge sharing after videos/podcasts.

My motivation or liking towards books with images came from my childhood days when I was introduced to Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha. Not only was I motivated to read, these books have taught me a number of things which act as my principle guidelines for my daily life. These stories always had a moral.

Even today when I try to read the Wall Street Journal or the New York Post, I am more inclined to read any article which has a graphic/image associated to it. I guess as mentioned earlier in my previous posts, I learn from observation, I tend to use my right brain more when I read and try to understand things.

I guess all my post is trying to say is: I have reading habits of a child and I may have an attention span of a moth but I am clear about myself and the way I behave. I guess this is the most important realization that one needs. Understand yourself (your strengths and weaknesses) and you will be happy like me.

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