In line with lots of others, one of my goals for this upcoming year is to read more. More than that, I want to be more intentional about what I read. Despite the hours of commitment that come with a book, I've historically picked what to read next in a spur of the moment decision while looking through my Kindle backlog.

I'm going to try something a little different this year. One of the more memorable ideas on reading that I've come across is that of reading clusters:

Read clusters of five books. Visualize clusters as instruments to inspect the world. Collect instruments into a mental lab. Read ~40 pages per day. That's ~20 books per year and could be over 40 new instruments per decade. In order to keep things simple and low stress, I'm only going to pick out 3-5 different clusters so that I have plenty of flexibility.

I like this a lot for a few reasons. Yes, it gives me some structure for what to read next. But more importantly, it seems to be an effective tool for going deeper in interesting areas. I enjoy reading, and viewing it as collecting "instruments to inspect the world" makes it even more attractive to me.

On that note, here's what I'm thinking for the upcoming year. I've planned to focus primarily on the first 3 clusters with the latter ones as more optional and less well-defined categories:

Learning to learn and be great

Living in the digital world

Growth at startups

Human psychology and practical economics

Networking and relationships

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