To read tweets or the articles to which they link? Abstracts or the full articles? Book reviews or the books themselves?
Can’t we just read the executive summary at the end of each chapter? Can’t we just look at our professor’s slides and not attend lecture?
These are tempting, often rational, options. But the true value is in the nuance that 30,000-foot takeaways can’t give us. Anecdotes matter. Messy data matters.
If we don’t know the exceptions, then do we truly know the rule?
Read Farnam Street’s genius take here.
Then sit down with a book whose details are worth your time.