Becoming an Improved Unit is extremely simple. All you need is the desire to learn everything in the world. If you’re always looking to learn you can’t help but become a more useful and resilient person. The information age has provided us with limitless learning resources. The only constraints that exist are time and money, and that’s why we have to make a conscience effort to be lean and efficient in our quest for permanent improvement.
Today, most people use technology as a sedative. They grab their favorite screened device and spend hours knocking over boxes with birds, hunting zombies or slaying dragons. Not us though, we are going to use our screens for good. One of the best screens I’ve found for doing good is my Amazon Fire. I love this goddamn thing. It has done wonders for my improvement and think it can do the same for you. Here are 5 reasons why an Improved Unit should own one.
PDFs- The amount of incredible PDFs out there, a huge portion of which are free, is mind blowing. Obviously you don’t need a Kindle to read them, but having them formatted like a book makes it much more enjoyable than reading them off a monitor.
Smaller eBooks- After PDFs, my next favorite media on Kindle are the smaller eBooks available through self publishers. I like these because they are quick reads and they’re dirt cheap. I also love the DIY nature of self publishing. Anything that takes power away from the gate keepers is where I want to be. eBooks are a great way to support the bloggers and content creators you follow. Related to this is the option to subscribe to your favorite blogs for as low as .99. This is not happening at the brick and mortar store anytime soon.
Cheaper Big Books- A lot of older books are dirt cheap on Kindle. Sure, you can usually get the hard copies of older editions for 0.01 +shipping, but I’ve had some of those take 3 weeks to arrive. The Kindle editions arrive instantly. You want to be able to act when the moment strikes, not when the Post Office gets around to you.
Notes, Highlights, Dictionary and Sharing- The noting, highlighting, dictionary and sharing options on Kindle are killer. Most of my learning comes after my initial read. It’s just so much more powerful than highlighting or writing in margins of a hard copy book. It’s a lot neater too.
Camouflage- This may be a stretch, but I love the fact that if some shitbag broke into my house he probably wouldn’t even notice my Kindle. I have this case and it makes it look exactly like a leather bound book or a planner. Whenever I leave my house for an extended period of time I put my Kindle on the bookshelf with the binder side facing out. Unless my home invader is feeling studious I’m certain he will not be looking there.
Take a look at these eBooks. Most of them are under $5.