Harry Truman once said, "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." But what do they read? I have noticed that more than anything, successful people read biographies. I really dislike biographies, so maybe that's why I'm not more successful. There are a few exceptions. I really enjoyed John Corry's "My Times" and Jimmie Walker's "Dyn-O-Mite!," but that's about it.
My weird personal preferences aside, maybe we should encourage more young people to read biographies. maybe schools should teach the stories of real-life successes, rather than fictional failures.