When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, if you’re already working 9-5, you might not have enough time to read. But what if you could?
You can! With the Blinkist app, you can understand the key learnings from the best nonfiction books in minutes—not hours or days. Our experts take the insights from these books to create quick, memorable, easy-to-understand insights which can either be read or listened to in just 15 minutes.
“Blinkist encourages you to read more nonfiction books. The app contains cleverly written digests—called Blinks—where books are broken down into their main arguments.”
– The New York Times
Blinkist’s innovative concept is helping millions of people change their life and has caught the attention of some of the world’s most prominent organizations. The app has won a prestigious design award from Google, been named one of the world’s best apps by Apple, and was even listed as a Global Leader in Learning and Education by the United Nations.
“With Blinkist you can boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives so that you can be a better professional, a better partner, or a better you—and finally get through your book list or make sense of the increasingly big and busy world of ideas.”
– United Nations
The app now has 21 million users who are learning from the world’s best nonfiction. And there are more than 5,000 titles to choose from, spanning 27 categories like personal development, productivity and entrepreneurship. Start with the 5 most-read titles on self-improvement and see if you don’t feel a little more satisfied already.
1. Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
Do you struggle to get over your failures? Or dwell on things out of your control? Getting over these obstacles can have a profound influence on your everyday life. Morin shares how her most successful therapy patients overcame these difficulties.
2. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon
Are you making the right trade-offs in life? While career achievements can be satisfying, neglecting your family and friends can be detrimental in the long-run – in ways you can’t even imagine.
3. Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson
Everyone has a passion. If you don’t know what yours is, it just means you haven’t discovered it yet. Or perhaps you have, but it was dismissed early in life. Find out how you can break free of society’s strict rules and find your calling in life.
4. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Did you know if your pulse rate rises above 100 bpm, you’re deemed too emotional to think rationally? You probably let feelings cloud your judgment more often than you know. Goleman explains how you can avoid letting your emotions rule you and make better decisions in life.
5. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Ever wondered why you can’t stop worrying about something? No matter how hard you try, are you fixated on the same issue? By defining the source of your stress, you can get over it once and for all. Carnegie came up with a timeless formula that helps you tackle any overthinking situation.