According to a 2013 study, 33 percent of U.S. high school graduates will never read a book after graduation. If that sounds dire, 42 percent of college graduates put down books after they pick up their diploma.
Last year, 80 percent of families in the U.S. did not buy a book and, of the books that were purchased, 57 percent will not be read from start to finish.
That’s sobering information.
According to American teacher and philosopher Amos Bronson Alcott, “That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit,” and these words hold true no matter how old or the stage of a person’s life.
Equity Trust offers a variety of educational resources that could profit investors’ minds, including the ultimate self-directed education event, the Equity University Wealth Building Summit
. You do not need to wait for the Wealth Building Summit to get started, however.
John Rampton’s recent Entrepreneur
article, ’14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in ‘14’
is a great starting point for profit-building education and inspiration.
Books he mentions include:
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change The Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christenen, 1997
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, 1936.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, 1984.
Some books may be old favorites, while others might offer fresh insights or awaken a curiosity. Like growing your IRA, educating yourself can be a lifelong journey with many rewards.
For details on more wealth-building-related books and education, visit our bookstore