When I was teenager I was an avid reader. I have a very short attention span so it was something I really had to work at and discipline myself to do. In recent years I got away from reading books and I told myself that I simply didn't have time and I moved to consuming information from places such as, Facebook, Techcrunch, Mashable, Gizmodo and the Huffington Post. This has probably contributed to me becoming a slave to my iPhone....always looking at the screen even when I'm at a restaurant.
That Microsoft commercial a few years ago really opened my eyes to how much time we spend engulfed in our phones. I decided to start my 2013 New Year's resolution of reading more books early and I started with Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics. The books were much more entertaining than I anticipated and I didn't realize how popular the books were until I was casually discussing the, with some co-workers and a number of them read it. (I even met a guy on the NYC Subway trying to pass off the real estate agent idea as his own)