Learning from history is a form of leverage

Mickey Mellen
1 min readOct 2

Attaining greater leverage is often a solid goal for businesses to pursue. I shared last year that Greg McKeown considers reading to be a great leverage-building tool:

“Reading a book is among the most high-leverage activities on earth.”

In a recent episode of the “Founders” podcast, host David Cenra took it a bit deeper and said that learning from history is a form of leverage. His podcast is all about history and the lessons that can be learned from those that have gone before us.

Most reading can be considered to be a great form of leverage, with some specific sub-genres (like history) that can help even further. Personally I try to keep my reading fairly broad (as I share over on my new podcast), but any reading you can manage to squeeze in is going to be a benefit to your life and your business and will give you additional leverage in both areas.

Originally published at https://www.mickmel.com on October 2, 2023.

Mickey Mellen

I’m a cofounder of @GreenMellen, and I’m into WordPress, blogging and seo. Love my two girls, gadgets, Google Earth, and I try to run when I can.