You never know when what you're reading will add credibility to your brand. My suggestion is read as much as you can on the topics that influence your industry or the industry you serve and, eventually, it will pay off.
I was born in 1987. I went to elementary school and, at the beginning, though I had the most basic Macintosh computers to toy with, I learned everything, from arithmetic to writing, in the traditional fashion. As I progressed to middle school, computers were intertwined in my learning process and I can compute the answer with or without a Macintosh or IBM.
Everyone is different. Structure your day so that you make the most of moments, as opposed to working the most moments possible. Time is not to control you. Rather, it is yours to control.
Maximize your time. If you go ahead and knock out the seemingly tough tasks early, you've got the rest of your day/week to grow, develop, create, and innovate.
Being in a field for a long time doesn't make you a leader. And, in a day and age where I have the ability to read whatever I need to in order to understand the basic processes of a role, it is more important for me to invest time in developing integrity and leadership as opposed to the technical skills that can be learned.
"Closing time. Open all the doors and let you out into the world." -- Semisonic
Why are we so quick to ask a question that could be easily searched for online? We have the resources. Let's use them.