People don’t read anymore. I hear this all the time and unfortunately see more and more evidence of it. The newspaper industry is struggling to redefine itself as readership plummets with advertising dollars following.
As a former paperboy (Worcester Sunday Telegram), I love reading newspapers and look forward everyday to getting my morning papers that I devour with a cup of coffee. Reading keeps me abreast of what’s going on in the world and is essential for my business success—who wants to work with a consultant who’s not aware and can’t carry on a conversation?
Here’s what I’m reading: every day I get my local paper, The Portland Press Herald and the Wall Street Journal (Saturday is my favorite issue as I enjoy reading Peggy Noonan’s op-ed. I rarely agree with her politics, but she writes so beautifully). On a weekly basis, I read the York County Coast Star (for purpose of self-disclosure, I write a monthly business column for the paper) and BusinessWeek magazine. On a monthly basis I read HR Magazine. On top of this, I read various blogs and get daily news and business updates on the Internet. I also read books and have fallen in love with Kindle, which I read on my iPad. If you want to view what I’ve read, I’ve posted them on my LinkedIn page.
What are your thoughts on this? What are you reading? Comment below. For now, though, I’m writing this on Saturday morning so it’s now time to read Peggy Noonan’s column