Do Speed Reading Apps Work?

It seems that there is an app for everything these days. In June 2018, just before its 10-year anniversary, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the App Store has exceeded $100 billion in revenue for developers. This is way more than Steve Jobs’ bullish billion-dollar market estimate. That’s just Apple but Amazon Appstore and Google Play Store for Android devices must be comparable. Speed reading is…

How to Improve Concentration

Do you have problems with concentration? Saying, “I can’t concentrate” puts up a barrier with nowhere to go. Once you declare that you can’t do something you will unconsciously defend that position and notice all the instances where you fail. You will convince yourself that you really are unable concentrate and it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Let me suggest an alternative paradigm. Everyone concentrates…

When should I teach my kids about speed reading?

Several of the techniques we teach in speed reading courses, are just removing bad habits that people have developed since learning to read. It is preferable to avoid these bad habits in the first place. As children learn to read they can be guided to acquire speed reading techniques naturally. The Right Habits When learning to read in school, children usually point at the words…

‘Books Should Be Slowly Savoured – Not Rushed Through’ – True or False?

W. Ross Ashby was an English psychiatrist and a pioneer in cybernetics, the study of the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things. Working in the 1950s he proposed his ‘Law of Requisite Variety’: “In colloquial terms Ashby’s Law has come to be understood as a simple proposition: if a system is to be able to deal successfully with…