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July 10, 2006

News & Opinion: Travel Tip: Take Less Books

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 7:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


I was on vacation last week enjoying some of the Michigan outdoors.

One problem I am always faced with is deciding what to take. As you can imagine, I have no shortage of titles to choose from.

My biggest problem is I take too many books with me. I never end up reading all of them. On this trip I took four books with me and I only read one of them. Jack will only take paperbacks with him to cut down on the weight.

As you are packing for those upcoming vacations, I am recommending you only pack two books - the one you want to read and a backup. You will have more room in your bags and your shoulders will appreciate the reduced load.

P.S. And to be clear -- you should not take anything work related. Pick up a novel. Read some history about the place you are going. I read a book on Aristotle (more on that tomorrow). Expand your mind.