43. Reading: An Analysis on the Power and Transformative Benefits
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Many listeners have been requesting more solo episodes.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this and hope you enjoy this analysis on the power, benefits, and methods for reading.

Quick correction: I said oenophile but meant bibliophile lol 😂.

Relevant favorite quote:
“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
- Carl Sagan

Show Notes:

  • Intro: Arman sets the stage for today’s episode and how reading can massively impact your life. [00:13]
  • Why do some find the process of reading so challenging? [02:07]
  • The allure of being obsessed with books. [02:22]
  • What’s the point of reading? [03:23]
  • Arman shares how speaking allows him to deconstruct his thoughts and how podcasts can be a tool for deeper self-discovery. [06:54]
  • The dangers of speed reading. [09:08]
  • What the Renaissance era can teach us about making learning enjoyable. [10:10]
  • How to know if the book you’re reading is worth reading or if its success is just overly hyped marketing? [13:14]
  • Inspiring closing thoughts. [15:48]


  • Mention of Flannery O’connor
  • Mention of Naval Ravikant
  • Mention of Robert Greene - Mastery
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