Prefer to Read Over Listen
I love CDs and audio books. The reason: I can easily review what I just heard. I was listening to an investor say something I completely disagreed with. Instead of becoming arrogant and critical, I simply listened to that five-minute stretch at least 20 times, maybe more. But suddenly, by keeping my mind open, I understood why he said what he said. It was like magic. (Location 2376)
I prefer text to audio because text isn't held down to the time dimension. Text is also easier to edit, transpose and store (MBs vs KBs).
If you have to spend time, make the experience as intense learning as possible by doing.
Reading is faster than listening. Doing is faster than watching. (View Tweet)