I have listened to the 'self development' podcast a few times; it provides a good kick start sometimes when I may get into a rut with reading.
As a young engineer four years out of college, I have a question regarding some of the recommendations and how they would apply to me. The cast recommends The Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE and the local paper as minimum reading. I got the impression that this recommendation was mainly for managers but if can be applied across the board let me know. How should I as a young individual contributor approach such publications?