Speed Read Your Way To Success

Last Updated Feb 3, 2009 9:39 AM EST

Admittedly, I am a slow reader. It took me a year to read Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon, and by the time I finished reading Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, my problem employee had quit of his own accord.

Thankfully, Speed Reading Successfully: A Starting Point is chock full of tips for reading faster with better comprehension.

As the article points out, there are speed reading programs available from $20 - $200, but there are numerous free speed reading resources, such as:

I'm curious: Has anyone out there taken the time to become a speed reader? Was it worth it? How has it affected your productivity at work and at home? Sound off in the comments. The best anecdote wins my undying gratitude. Photo by Larsz.