Why I read a book a day (and why you should too): the law of 33% | Tai Lopez | TEDxUBIWiltz

  • Published on Jan 15, 2015
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
    In this talk, Tai Lopez reminds us that everyone wants the good life, but not everyone gets the good life because not everyone is willing to do what it takes.

Comments • 11 804

  • Atomkrieg Reinigungs
    Atomkrieg Reinigungs 2 days ago +1

    I read my banking accounts every day because it's a good indicator if I'll be able to retire and enjoy the good life. 💰💰💰

  • Tai Lopez
    Tai Lopez 3 days ago +1

    Mini version of 67steps !
    If you've been through it , all the dots will connect....

  • IceThawing
    IceThawing 3 days ago

    He only is trying to sell himself , and continues looking for money which pushed him out of his mummy’s couches in the first place

  • George Pierce
    George Pierce 4 days ago

    A good example to help us understand, thank you, Marlena.

  • tee royal
    tee royal 7 days ago

    Brilliant talk

  • Solenn
    Solenn 7 days ago

    this guy is weird-flexing all the time

  • MRVITIN101
    MRVITIN101 7 days ago

    Persistence and stay Consistent..

  • adam mudianto
    adam mudianto 8 days ago +1

    I don't care what other people says about this guy, i still love this fake talk, watch it, listen to it countless of time everyday, it's give some sort of power/motivation

  • Nemi Nier
    Nemi Nier 8 days ago

    Here in my garage... 0.0

  • Doctor R
    Doctor R 9 days ago

    Really I love this channel very much it's pretty good I wanna to thank for this motivation

  • Ashish Sharma
    Ashish Sharma 9 days ago

    Don't perfect your life otherwise, you will be paralyzed... Make my words guys..

  • Amandeep Singh
    Amandeep Singh 9 days ago

    If you will watch this video 5 or 6 times i bet you will change your life . His power of words is so strong and true . He is really a game changer.

  • Nilanjan Mazumdar
    Nilanjan Mazumdar 9 days ago

    Not a good talk Mr Hollywood

  • # Way2destiny
    # Way2destiny 10 days ago

    Every successful person says that... " Readers are leaders, Leaders are readers.. ".

  • Jivert 1
    Jivert 1 11 days ago

    Reading my book in my garage

  • Awadhesh Yadav
    Awadhesh Yadav 11 days ago

    Great message that you shared..

  • mogbaba
    mogbaba 13 days ago

    Excellent speech, thank you.

  • PipenFalzy
    PipenFalzy 13 days ago

    No thanks, I hate reading.

  • John Alhakary
    John Alhakary 13 days ago +4

    If you wanna be successful, be a good listener

    • Doctor R
      Doctor R 9 days ago

      Pretty good advice thanks

  • Jhon Perez
    Jhon Perez 13 days ago


  • VVindovvZ Recovered
    VVindovvZ Recovered 14 days ago +1

    is he the narrator of the ted animation..??

  • Name Last name
    Name Last name 15 days ago

    Very beautifully spoken, and great message👌👌👌

  • Tech Shrink
    Tech Shrink 15 days ago +1

    Next think he is selling you an easy way to become Rich quick from his Big Rental House with the Rental Lamborghini, and it only cost you "an affordable investment of"... poor choice in speakers.

  • Hikikomori
    Hikikomori 17 days ago

    wasn't Tai Lopez the one renting luxury cars and mansion and made it look like it was his?

  • Sebastian A
    Sebastian A 17 days ago

    K N O W L E D G E

  • Narmis Zerofourseven
    Narmis Zerofourseven 17 days ago

    Fresh forex is fake, you will not get an SMS otp or confirmation call after they collect our all personal data. dont be cheated by fresh forex . faithfully 89299035596 from India

  • Marco Fialho
    Marco Fialho 18 days ago

    The book is yours! Irregular Verbs. The Ultimate Guide/ Amazon

  • rashwan mohmed
    rashwan mohmed 20 days ago +6

    listen it read it memrise it and u find happiness

    AMLOVER Mx 21 day ago +1

    It all depends on what you think is a good life.
    It all depends on what is succes for you

  • H A
    H A 22 days ago +1

    If you have time to read so much, you're jobless.

  • sparkimoto
    sparkimoto 22 days ago +2

    I must say that I am pleased with the comment section. I can't explain why, but I got negative vibes from this character the first time I saw him in that Ad that everyone has seen where you see him boasting about his new Lambo! I don't see one positive comment here ! YES!!! I LOVE IT! I have restored my faith and hope for humanity!

  • Uba D Tmar
    Uba D Tmar 23 days ago

    just live your life, be a stoic.

  • Phil Preston
    Phil Preston 24 days ago +1

    This has to be one of my favourite TED Talks.

  • Sergio Cadavid
    Sergio Cadavid 24 days ago

    This is great

  • Daniel Clay
    Daniel Clay 24 days ago

    “Leaders are Readers”.... I shall do better

  • wadi gaji
    wadi gaji 25 days ago

    Here in my garage …...is a Ferrari

    • Looking for Hapiness
      Looking for Hapiness 24 days ago

      @wadi gaji
      I'm not of course 😂😂

    • wadi gaji
      wadi gaji 24 days ago

      is that you Mr Ty Lopez ? apology . @Looking for Hapiness

    • Looking for Hapiness
      Looking for Hapiness 24 days ago

      Please focus in the content of this beneficial video 😊😊

  • Static Bounce
    Static Bounce 25 days ago

    21 thousand dislikes is people who accually read and know it's impossible to read a book a day.

  • Andrew Bibby
    Andrew Bibby 27 days ago

    Can’t take this guy seriously with those shoes

    • Looking for Hapiness
      Looking for Hapiness 24 days ago

      It looks weird a little bit but I think that he did it intentionally in order to get some comments like yours 😊😊

  • paddy wack
    paddy wack 27 days ago


  • Daniel Luca
    Daniel Luca 27 days ago +4

    "In Hollywood everybody wants something but not everybody gets what they want" - well...this is LIFE buddy, not Hollywood. It's LIFE, generally speaking.

  • Mike Allison Coaching
    Mike Allison Coaching 27 days ago +1

    Notice how he references $47.00 dollars. Contrepreneurs love 47, 97, 127.

  • Mike Allison Coaching
    Mike Allison Coaching 27 days ago

    Tai Lopez is a contrepreneur. One of the biggest frauds around.

  • Congruent-thoughts
    Congruent-thoughts 29 days ago

    Whooow! Yes! This is what I did learn on UC Santa Cruz - which is basicly from Gregory Bateson and people around him on University and on Esalen Institute in California. It’s called ‘modeling’. Not just copy the outer game, what you see and hear, but modeling the inner game, is the key of learning from others - realy using the lifelong knowledge of a good mentor. The hidden inner game is often unconceous for the mentor himselv. But in books we often can find this hidden tressures.
    Thank you Tai. 🙏🌹🥂

  • S H
    S H 29 days ago +7

    This reminds me of the key habit all successful people share, they

    Read more

  • hoang nguyen
    hoang nguyen 29 days ago

    Putting aside all the lies, scams he probably made (i don't care either), i think what Taj told us is f*cking true. The title is misleading, it's not only about books but some advice to be successful (common traits of successful people i guess). Watching Ted talk videos doesn't improve your real life immediately, but it does provide useful advice and guideline. It's kind of hidden treasure. Please remember, "without application, knowledge is useless. Everyone knows, but again, few applies it". It's similar to Taj's saying, everybody wants something, but not everyone gets what they want because they're not tough and perservered enough, and they do not apply & take enough actions. This is right in every aspects of our lives: health, wealth, marriage, relationships... I've seen this video over and over since 2016 and it's like meeting old friends (like books as Taj said). I am still working on my way, still got a lot to do. But i've got a mentor from RU-clip, from different country and far far away from my hometown :D

  • Matt Orfalea
    Matt Orfalea Month ago +27

    Isn’t this guy famours for being a scam artist?

    • Cody Bowser
      Cody Bowser 19 days ago +3

      @William Hibbard you dont know what youre talking about. I hope anyone reading this doesnt take what this guy says seriously.

    • Cody Bowser
      Cody Bowser 19 days ago +2

      No hes not a scam artist at all. He sells knowledge just like any other institution. Only difference is you dont get a piece of paper at the end

    • William Hibbard
      William Hibbard 25 days ago +1

      Kind of yeah. He's a "buy my guide to live a good life" kind of person, basically a "get rich quick" person but he never explicitly says that (just has his lambo and talks about how much he loves it instead). Doesn't mean he doesn't ever speak truth, but he's literally famous for just luring people in by their thirst for money and promises to help find more of it. No one likes people who make money by doing that.

  • prabhupattigilli
    prabhupattigilli Month ago

    best talks in tedx

  • Michael Morrell
    Michael Morrell Month ago +8

    You lost me at "everybody wants the good life".

  • S M
    S M Month ago +23

    No use of reading those books, if you don't apply them in real life.

  • ResonAnt187
    ResonAnt187 Month ago

    A thick book has over 24 hrs of content this is unrealistic and unbeneficial. Comprehension is part of reading and if you have no time to comprehend what you are reading because that would eat into your reading time, then i believe there is not as much absorption of the material. What’s the point?

  • Yureev Jogessar
    Yureev Jogessar Month ago

    Brilliant Tai! Thanks

  • Amani Mohammed
    Amani Mohammed Month ago

    Thank you 💜

  • Youngipoo영이푸
    Youngipoo영이푸 Month ago +1

    10:21 Thought he was gonna say it feels good to help someone in need but instead he said "It's good to know someone's doing worse than you". I'm like what....? Seriously? Is this worth being a part of TED TALK? :(

  • Kunal Tripathi
    Kunal Tripathi Month ago

    You were rich to travel across the globe at age of 16 rest of us are not as lucky as you


    1 Books 8 times is Better than 8 books 8 days quality is Batter than quantity

  • Doomer the Loner
    Doomer the Loner Month ago

    Here for the comments.

  • Ramakrishnan R
    Ramakrishnan R Month ago

    अर्थागमो नित्यमरोगिता च प्रियास्च भार्या प्रियवादिनी च |
    वश्यश्च पुत्रः अर्थकरी च विद्या षड्जीवालोकस्य सुखानि राजन ||

    arthAgamo nityamarogitA cha priyashcha bhAryA priya-vAdinI cha |
    vashyashcha putro'rthakarI cha vidyA ShaD jIvalokasya sukhAni rAjan ||

    Vidura identifies six components or sources of happiness in this mortal world. ArthAgama (Cash flows). Health. Friends. Sweet (pleasant) speaking wife (spouse). Obedient Children. Fruitful knowledge. Each of these can be discussed at length. But let us see them briefly.

    The actual meaning of Arthaagama is Cash flows and not just Income. It is to be noted that Vidura did not use the word Sampatti which means Wealth. Wealth alone does not make a man happy. Imagine a man who owns a palace worth say 100 crore rupees or 100 million dollars. If he has no liabilities, a banker will put his net worth at a whopping 100 crores or ten million dollars. If he does not have any cash flows, how will he sustain himself? Another person who has a salary of 10000 per month but no other assets is happier since he can meet his daily needs. The palace owner cannot even maintain the palace without cash flows and in due course it will become Bhoot bangla or a haunted house. If he sells the palace and invests the money in fixed deposits (as for stock markets, better read "Stock Markets or Monkey business") the position drastically changes. His net worth would remain high, he will also have a regular income and he can live a comfortable or even a luxurious life. Liquidity is often a better indication of financial health than net worth. Hence bankers place a high value on Current Ratio. A person can lead a comfortable life as long as receipts on any day is equal to or more than the outgo of cash for that day. Cash flow may be comprising of Income, Capital Receipts or even borrowed funds. That is why Liquidity Management has assumed high importance now in Financial Management as well. Mahatma Vidur has rightly identified this as the first of the six sources of happiness.

    The second source or component is good health. Vidura refers to daily health. Any human being may have an occasional cold or fever. Or headache and body ache. That is not sickness. But there should not be any regular ailment or permanent disease. Something that requires frequent hospitalisation and surgery etc. Even if all other sources of happiness are available, an unhealthy person cannot be happy as his mind and body always suffer. We have to again agree with Vidura.

    The third source of happiness is good friends. Volumes can be written or spoken about the happiness derived from good friends. This is something we all know from experience.

    The fourth source of happiness identified by Vidura is a pleasant speaking spouse. He refers to a sweet speaking wife since he is addressing King Dhritarashtra. He may have used the word भर्ता (husband) if he were addressing Queen Gandhari. Importance is usually given to facial beauty while fixing alliance for marriage. An advertisement for wrist watches once said "The face you see often while waiting for somebody should not be a bore!". The voice you hear for the rest of your life (assuming that divorce is not on the agenda). Voice used should also not be harsh, both in content and delivery. We know many men and women who have golden hearts but are very bitter in their talk. The voice should be sweet as well as the words used. Some spouses meet all the requirements of a good spouse, but there is an unnecessary bitterness in their words when they talk to the spouse. Some spouses do not know giving a straight answer to any question of the other and the answer is always in the form of a counter question. A harsh spouse will make life miserable even if other five sources or components are available. Of course, a person without a spouse is compared to a blind man. Unmarried persons are denied the pleasure as well as pain of having a spouse and can be ignored for this analysis.We have to perforce agree with Vidura's statement.

    The fifth source or component of happiness is Obedient children. This is something that Dhritarashtra did not have. And he was not happy even for a day of his life after his children were born, due to this problem. Instead of being under his control, he had the misfortune of surrendering to the wishes of his eldest son all his life. Definition of obedience may vary from time to time during the life time of a person. Children do need independence and should be allowed to lead their own lives. But parents find life miserable if they are to lead a life obedient to their own children. But as Vidur meant, a good relation with children and children who show deference to the parents is a vital component of happiness in life.

    The sixth and last source or component identified by Mahatma Vidura is Fruitful knowledge. The knowledge acquired by a person during his life time should be useful to himself as well as to the society. Considerable time and resources are spent in educating a man or woman. If the knowledge so acquired with much effort is not used for the benefit of the person concerned and the society, it is a colossal waste as well as can be a source of unhappiness in life for that person. Vidura is again right in his identification.

    Thus when we consider the six sources or components identified by Mahatma Vidura, we can see that they are truly representative of the real happiness of a human being in this world. Not for nothing Vidura is recognised as a scholar and Philosopher for a long time.

    Now that we know the six components or sources of happiness, we can evaluate ourselves against these yardsticks and decide where we stand; whether we are happy or unhappy or somewhere in between!

  • Theo
    Theo Month ago +1

    A book a day? Spoken like someone who's never read a book

  • RGPB
    RGPB Month ago

    I came here just to say that your adds are annoying ! viral spam!!

  • Abdullah Hassan
    Abdullah Hassan Month ago +1

    He deserves a bigger audience

  • Westile
    Westile Month ago +1

    A book a day isn't impressive when they are children's picture books.

  • Just a Question
    Just a Question Month ago

    He tells the truth 67% of the time I guess

  • E T
    E T Month ago +1

    Good job tai lopez. Very good speech man!! I read 1 book a day too! Wisdom is life!!!

  • Silvia Navarro
    Silvia Navarro Month ago

    Everybody wants the good life but not everybody is willing to read to get it. Great advice!

  • 사십쇼라면
    사십쇼라면 Month ago +1

    i just watched video. and i wanna know why he is called a scammer in comments. could anyone tell me about this?

  • wissam BlackLion
    wissam BlackLion Month ago

    Thank you Tai Lopez, Im glad to learn from you.

  • Manoj Thakor
    Manoj Thakor Month ago

    Thank you

  • DodgeWatt
    DodgeWatt Month ago +1

    Nothing but buzz words and half thought out ideas.

    DEEPAK MEHRA Month ago

    This is one among my favorite Ted talk and even it help me to change my Life

  • Amazing Supergirl
    Amazing Supergirl Month ago

    This is about getting rich and in no way about a love of reading

  • Amani Ghamrawi
    Amani Ghamrawi Month ago


  • Lanoroth
    Lanoroth Month ago +5

    Velvet suit with sneakers, that's so ridiculous it must've been intentional.

    • Yes
      Yes Month ago

      It doesn't matter
      Why are you bieng so judgemental ?

  • Ani Mali
    Ani Mali Month ago +1

    Lopez? 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

  • Marcos Ruiz Jr.
    Marcos Ruiz Jr. Month ago +1

    It amazes me at how some people still think Tai isn’t a blessing to society. If you think he’s a scam... you’re shallow or weak minded

    • Mit1mit2mity4
      Mit1mit2mity4 Month ago

      Coming from the guy who says "If you believe negative thing X about someone I respect, you're shallow."
      The hypocrisy is real...

  • Gu7ller
    Gu7ller Month ago +2

    This ted talk is like a good book, you always come from time to time to see it again :)

  • Pravik Bhandari
    Pravik Bhandari Month ago

    Not about reading books but still worth the time!

  • Mythomagical Prince

    My english teacher used to say 'read,read and all the time read with all your heart' in due course of time i learnt that she right. I always knew she was right. A book and a mentor can give you decades of knowledge if you are willing to take it. I am happy because i learnt this before i will be 14

  • Sadekin Khan
    Sadekin Khan 2 months ago

    i have a feeling that this video only has around 300k views and 55k likes (people can buy likes and views nowadays). he comes off as a con artist to me, but his advice to read more is, at least, legit.

  • Henok Gebeyehu
    Henok Gebeyehu 2 months ago

    How would one go about finding a mentor? As I do not know where to find a mentor, I suppose I will have to keep reading books. I am trying to get into the habit of reading several books rather than spend my time playing video games because they are a time sink. Also surrounding yourself following the 33% rule is difficult for those of us who are limited by confounding factors. In theory it is a nice approach in life; however, I seem to have no similar interests with people who are smarter than me due to differences in backgrounds.

  • linh trần
    linh trần 2 months ago

    Why don't you have Vietnamese?

  • Мария Мазур
    Мария Мазур 2 months ago

    I love it .

  • ネイティブ蘭ちゃんとChinese

    Who will be my mentor?

  • abousbsas
    abousbsas 2 months ago

    Sir what you are saying is a real beautiful dream. However, to achieve what you're preaching is a nightmare. Please don't mislead the public by this theory. Thank you.

  • sushi777300
    sushi777300 2 months ago

    What an utterly uninspirational arrogant person he is

  • George Andrews
    George Andrews 2 months ago

    Why I read a book a day: Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Monlam Makhampa
    Monlam Makhampa 2 months ago +1

    Wow a scammer makes it to TEDTalks.. on second thought, why not, he makes it everywhere.. be careful buying anything from this guy

  • Daya Z
    Daya Z 2 months ago +2

    Life is all about you and not at all about you
    Now, that's two opposing thoughts and yet both of them are true
    How can you experience everything you choose to do
    While observing the experience you're having from a higher view
    See, it's the question, not the answer, that's the higher view
    Otherwise, you couldn't differentiate between the two
    Awareness? But of who?
    You think you hurt me, but I promise I was letting you
    They say we're all one, but where have we been headed to
    I'd rather die free than have to live inside a petting zoo
    I am the journey that I'm getting to

  • L Montaine
    L Montaine 2 months ago

    Unless you are a speed reader, most people cannot read a book a day unless they are not working, so an unemployed person reading one book a day will never get a job and will never succeed at anything but boy is he getting smart?

  • Brenda Estrada
    Brenda Estrada 2 months ago

    just started this but - you must not do anything else if you read one book every day...?

  • G
    G 2 months ago

    If a book takes you a day to read.
    1. That is either a children's book, a picture book, or some other nonsense.
    2. You're skimming right through the book and patting yourself on the back for *Reading* it.
    3. It's not a book that's challenging for your level. Good books should provoke thought and you shouldn't fly right through them, (unless it's just light reading for some entertain books).
    4. For the inevitable person who does manage to read 100-400 page books a day, please pat yourself on the back because i certainty dont care to know. (But feel free to comment and let me know if it improves your ego.)
    5. This TedTalk is a joke.

  • NanoArtsNet Drawing
    NanoArtsNet Drawing 2 months ago

    ‘If you’re in a room and you don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker” -Tye lmao

  • mylifesofar
    mylifesofar 2 months ago

    any mentor material here? I would come over with my tenth no matter where you are and work for you for free just to learn from you

  • Andre Ford
    Andre Ford 2 months ago +8

    I do believe reading is good for you but don't read to regurgitate the information. It should force you to develop a deep thinking philosophy

  • Alan Aldrin
    Alan Aldrin 2 months ago +1

    I was told the Arnold used steroids at some point and that Mother Theresa used to encourage force comversion of people on their death bed.

  • xcomfan
    xcomfan 2 months ago

    Plot twist: he cant read and this was filmed in his garage

  • BjornWiese
    BjornWiese 2 months ago

    Fittest Body Arnold Schwarzenegger? lol stop joking mate

  • inder jeet
    inder jeet 2 months ago +2

    yea...keep reading about making abs....one day will get em...just keep reading........work motherfuckers....read only those things that u need in real life....lol

    • inder jeet
      inder jeet Month ago

      @Mit1mit2mity4 bruh... he's telling people to read a book a day...

    • Mit1mit2mity4
      Mit1mit2mity4 Month ago

      If you know little about the way muscle building works, there's little point in working out to get abs.
      For example: Starting out doing 200 situps a day is non-nonsensical, you don't need to do that many. In fact, doing so slows your progress.
      If you want to achieve goals, the best way to start is to learn how to achieve them. Then go out and do it.

  • igo0di
    igo0di 2 months ago

    He's a fraud.

  • Sergio Dominguez
    Sergio Dominguez 2 months ago

    Thanks Tai. Ted talk guys are amazing.

  • Prajwal N S
    Prajwal N S 2 months ago +2

    "Why I read book a day" isn't the right caption. Caption deceived me