Sometimes we are fortunate enough to meet someone that inspires us and changes how we think. They may be excellent in a domain that interests us and conversations with them may remain in our minds for a long time.

However, this does not happen often. The vast majority of us are ‘normal people’ who, although inspiring in our own ways, don’t routinely stimulate this profound personal change in others. I can think of at most ten people who have done so in my life.

Books offer us the opportunity to have a conversation with many more of these great thinkers and expand our minds. We are no longer limited by chance and circumstance. By reading the books of great minds, you can have inspiring conversations more often and change the way you think.