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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Reading and Remembering

We are bombarded with information all day. The key to success is to be able to identify what is important and then remember it. Recalling an important fact can make the difference between success or failure in the heat of a negotiation or important meeting.

Reading rapidly

Reading a textbook is not the same as reading for pleasure. There is a process for reading a textbook. Start by reading the introduction. Then read the last chapter. At this point you should know what the book is about and how it’s structured, and can decide whether it’s worth reading the rest. If you think it is worth reading, turn the pages first, looking at the headings and diagrams; you will be surprised by how much you learn. Once you have done ...

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