Gary Hoover is a rare combination of a business scholar and practitioner. He founded both the first book superstore chain, Bookstop—later purchased by Barnes & Noble—and one of the world’s leading company information websites,, which is now owned by Dun & Bradstreet. In 2009, Gary became the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the highly ranked McCombs Business School of the University of Texas at Austin, a role he now serves in the same University’s graduate School of Information.

Gary joins the show today to share what he's learned along his entrepreneurial journey and from working as an instructor and mentor for the last ten years, as well as how he is able to digest a book's contents in 15 - 30 minutes. Listen in to learn his process for grasping the essence of a book in the most efficient way possible, hear some of his top reading picks, and gain insights from his book, The Lifetime Learner's Guide to Reading and Learning.

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