The best 91 Learning books

Learning is an essential aspect of human growth and development. It helps us acquire new skills, expand our knowledge, and adapt to an ever-changing world. Our thoughtfully selected book list is designed to enhance your learning experience in various fields.

By exploring these books, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the process of learning and discover effective strategies to optimize your personal and professional growth. So, let's embrace the joy of learning and embark on this enlightening journey together!
Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
4.5 (4,273 ratings)

What's Thinking, Fast and Slow about?

Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) – a recapitulation of the decades of research that led to Kahneman's winning the Nobel Prize – explains his contributions to our current understanding of psychology and behavioral economics. Over the years, the research of Kahneman and his colleagues has helped us better understand how decisions are made, why certain judgment errors are so common, and how we can improve ourselves. 

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Who should read Thinking, Fast and Slow?

  • Anyone interested in the human mind 
  • People curious about how we make judgments
  • Students of psychology and behavioral economics



Carol Dweck
The New Psychology of Success
4.5 (1,764 ratings)

What's Mindset about?

Mindset (2006) discusses the differences between people with a fixed mindset versus those with a growth mindset. Our mindset determines the way we deal with tough situations and setbacks as well as our willingness to deal with and improve ourselves. This book demonstrates how we can achieve our goals by changing our mindset.

Who should read Mindset?

  • Anyone who wants to find out about different mindsets and how they influence our behavior
  • People who want to learn how to realize their own potential to the fullest



Robert Greene
4.3 (504 ratings)

What's Mastery about?

In Mastery (2012), author Robert Greene argues and illustrates that everybody can achieve mastery of a skill or field if they follow the established steps of historical and present-day masters. Based on interviews and studies of some of the best in their respective fields, Greene provides a diverse array of tips and strategies on how to become a master.

Who should read Mastery?

  • Anyone who is new to a field or subject
  • Anyone who has just finished school and is thinking about what to do with their life
  • Anyone who has worked in a certain field for a long time and is frustrated because they’re not advancing to a higher level

Everything I Know

Everything I Know

Paul Jarvis
4.3 (40 ratings)

What's Everything I Know about?

As the title suggests, Everything I Know (2013) is a collection of what author Paul Jarvis knows, after having worked as an in-demand web designer for over 20 years. This is a compendium of insight on how to be a successful, self-employed entrepreneur with a rewarding and lasting business.

Who should read Everything I Know?

  • Freelancers and self-employed workers
  • Artists, writers and creative types
  • Anyone who wants to turn an idea into a business

Talent is Overrated

Talent is Overrated

Geoff Colvin
What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
4.5 (102 ratings)

What's Talent is Overrated about?

Talent is Overrated explores the top performers in a number of fields to get at the bottom of just what makes them great. Contrary to what most of us intuitively think about skill, this book offers enticing evidence that top performance in any field are not determined by their inborn talent, but by deliberate efforts over many years.

Who should read Talent is Overrated?

  • Anybody who wants to discover the secrets of what makes a world-class performer
  • Anyone interested in applying the principles of great performance to their own life
  • Anyone who believes they “just aren’t cut out” for greatness in certain fields

The Talent Code

The Talent Code

Daniel Coyle
Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.
4.5 (220 ratings)

What's The Talent Code about?

The Talent Code uses recent neurological findings to explain how talent can be trained through deep practice. It shows how nurturing our cellular insulation – called myelin – influences the development of our skills, and explains why certain methods of practice and coaching have been used in “talent hotbeds” around the world to great success.

Who should read The Talent Code?

  • Anyone who wants to understand where talent really comes from
  • Anyone who wants to learn to practice anything effectively
  • Anyone who wants to become a better teacher, instructor or coach

Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein

Joshua Foer
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
4.2 (217 ratings)

What's Moonwalking with Einstein about?

Moonwalking with Einstein takes us on the author’s journey towards becoming the USA Memory Champion. Along the way he explains why an extraordinary memory isn’t just available to a select few people but to all of us. The book explores how memory works, why we’re worse at remembering than our ancestors, and explains specific techniques for improving your own memory.

Who should read Moonwalking with Einstein?

  • Anyone who can’t remember their spouse’s or best friend’s phone number   
  • Anyone who wants to impress others with their broad knowledge at a cocktail party
  • Anyone who has trouble remembering names

How to Become a Straight-A Student

How to Become a Straight-A Student

Cal Newport
The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
4.4 (171 ratings)

What's How to Become a Straight-A Student about?

How to Become a Straight-A Student offers you successful strategies used by actual straight-A students to help you score better grades while studying less. From time management to concrete advice on developing a thesis, this book gives you all the tools you need to earn the perfect 4.0 without burning out.

Who should read How to Become a Straight-A Student?

  • Students who are sick of pulling all-nighters
  • Anyone who wants to make the most out of their time
  • Anyone who would benefit from less procrastination

How We Learn

How We Learn

Benedict Carey
The Surprising Truth About When, Where and Why It Happens
4.4 (163 ratings)

What's How We Learn about?

How We Learn explains the fascinating mechanisms in our minds that form and hold memories, and shows how with this information, we can better absorb and retain information. You’ll explore the many functions of the brain and gain practical advice on how to better study and learn.

Who should read How We Learn?

  • Anyone who wants to get better grades in school or be a more productive learner
  • Anyone interested in how the brain works
  • Anyone interested in psychology

Don’t Go Back to School

Don’t Go Back to School

Kio Stark
A Handbook for Learning Anything
3.7 (63 ratings)

What's Don’t Go Back to School about?

Don’t Go Back to School shows how not having a degree doesn’t doom you to an unsuccessful life. In fact, quite the contrary: chalked full of real-life examples, this book presents a strong case for independent learning as well as principles you can immediately enact to make independent learning a part of your life.

Who should read Don’t Go Back to School?

  • Anyone interested in learning outside of school
  • Anyone who wants to improve his or her knowledge and skills without breaking the bank
  • Anyone on the fence about whether to spend the money to go to college or university

A/B Testing

A/B Testing

Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen
The Most Powerful Way to Turn Clicks into Customers
4.4 (57 ratings)

What's A/B Testing about?

We all know that the internet has changed the way we do business. After all, today nearly every company has a website, but how many businesses manage to effectively optimize their online presence? Well, A/B Testing shows you how to develop and refine your website through simple experimentation and evaluation – all to attract more customers and boost your bottom line.

Who should read A/B Testing?

  • Start-up owners
  • Anyone who relies on a website to generate revenue
  • People looking to explore data-driven approaches to business

Fluent Forever

Fluent Forever

Gabriel Wyner
How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
4.3 (217 ratings)

What's Fluent Forever about?

Fluent Forever unlocks the secrets of how to get the most out of your memory, so you can learn languages faster than you ever thought possible. It teaches you how your memory works and the precise techniques you can use to remember more words, more accurately, in a way that’s efficient and fun.

Who should read Fluent Forever?

  • Anyone learning a language
  • Anyone who wants to improve their memory

A Mind for Numbers

A Mind for Numbers

Barbara Oakley
How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra)
4.3 (171 ratings)

What's A Mind for Numbers about?

A Mind for Numbers offers insight into the way our brains take in and process information. It outlines strategies that can help you learn more effectively, especially when it comes to math and science. Even if mathematical or scientific concepts don’t come naturally to you, you can master them with the right kind of dedication and perseverance – and this book will teach you how.

Who should read A Mind for Numbers?

  • Anyone interested in math
  • Anyone interested in science
  • Anyone who wants to get better at studying and retaining information

How To Read Literature Like A Professor

How To Read Literature Like A Professor

Thomas C. Foster
A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
4.1 (223 ratings)

What's How To Read Literature Like A Professor about?

How to Read Literature Like a Professor (2003) is an accessible and engaging introduction to literary analysis. With illuminating examples drawn from both classic and contemporary literature, these blinks provide readers with the tools they need to detect deeper meaning in any fictional text.

Who should read How To Read Literature Like A Professor?

  • Young readers who want to learn how to interpret literature
  • Anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with basic literary devices
  • Educators seeking support material for teaching literature

The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace

Lewis Smile
Learn Anything and Everything (Starting with Shakespeare and Dickens)
4.1 (230 ratings)

What's The Memory Palace about?

The Memory Palace (2012) is a step-by-step guide to using your spatial memory to help you remember absolutely anything. It teaches you how to build a palace of memories that will give you the power to recall everything you read, and even to memorize the names of every Shakespeare play in just 15 minutes.

Who should read The Memory Palace?

  • Anyone interested in improving their memory
  • Forgetful people who need help remembering their shopping list
  • Trivia buffs who want vast amounts of knowledge at their disposal

Use Your Memory

Use Your Memory

Tony Buzan
4.1 (193 ratings)

What's Use Your Memory about?

Use Your Memory (1986) reveals how to develop, train and employ a stellar memory. In a series of guided step-by-step mental exercises, this book will give you all the tools you need to memorize everything from short grocery lists to complex subject matter.

Who should read Use Your Memory?

  • Anyone in the midst of their studies at college or university
  • Anyone who thinks they might be suffering from memory problems
  • People who want to unlock the power of a remarkable memory

The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure

Jessica Lahey
How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
4.6 (49 ratings)

What's The Gift of Failure about?

In The Gift of Failure (2015), Lahey offers compelling reasons for caregivers to relinquish control over their children and let them fail. By taking this approach, Lahey argues, it will give children an important opportunity to learn about their values and skills, while strengthening their confidence, autonomy and sense of responsibility.

Who should read The Gift of Failure?

  • Parents and caregivers
  • Teachers
  • Anyone working with children

The Sense of Style

The Sense of Style

Steven Pinker
The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
4.2 (81 ratings)

What's The Sense of Style about?

The Sense of Style (2014) offers a refreshing and relevant guide to writing potent, readable texts of all kinds. Instead of extolling the same confusing and sometimes counter-intuitive rules found in traditional style guides, The Sense of Style offers simple tricks and heuristics guaranteed to improve your writing.

Who should read The Sense of Style?

  • Lovers of the English language
  • Professional or amateur writers
  • People interested in linguistics

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Scott Barry Kaufman
The Truth About Talent, Practice, Creativity and the Many Paths to Greatness
4.2 (100 ratings)

What's Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined about?

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined (2013) is about finding a new, more holistic approach to assessing human intelligence, rather than focusing solely on IQ. Scott Kaufman outlines the flaws in IQ tests and offers a more effective theory of what makes us smart.

Who should read Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined?

  • Psychology and education students
  • Parents and teachers
  • Anyone who’s ever been labelled “challenged” or “gifted”

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

Carl Safina
What Animals Think and Feel
4.5 (23 ratings)

What's Beyond Words about?

Beyond Words (2015) is an explanation of the animal world’s propensity for thought and feeling. These blinks walk you through the complex societies of the natural world and explain how animals think, experience real emotion and learn.

Who should read Beyond Words?

  • Anyone interested in animals
  • Pet owners
  • People who think humans are unique in nature

Breaking The Page

Breaking The Page

Peter Meyers
Transforming Books and the Reading Experience
3.6 (16 ratings)

What's Breaking The Page about?

Breaking The Page (2014) explores the new possibilities ebooks offer to readers. Throughout these blinks, you’ll learn about the differences between traditional books and ebooks, and why we need to rethink what a book is in order to make the most of the powers of the digital wor(l)d.

Who should read Breaking The Page?

  • Publishers, editors and authors
  • People interested in the future of writing and publishing
  • Anyone who has felt dissatisfied after reading an ebook

Thirty Million Words

Thirty Million Words

Dana Suskind
Building a Child’s Brain
4.5 (22 ratings)

What's Thirty Million Words about?

Thirty Million Words (2015) explains the importance of language in a child’s early development and long-term success. These blinks outline the optimal early language environment for a child and highlight the ways parents can help their children during these critical years.

Who should read Thirty Million Words?

  • New parents
  • Psychologists and educators
  • People who want to learn a new language.

Fluent In 3 Months

Fluent In 3 Months

Benny Lewis
Tips and Techniques to Help You Learn Any Language
4.0 (215 ratings)

What's Fluent In 3 Months about?

Fluent In 3 Months (2014) is a guide to mastering any language in record time. These blinks are full of useful methods to help you learn a new language efficiently and effectively. They debunk traditional forms of language learning, offer actionable strategies to get you speaking today and will set you on the road to being multilingual.

Who should read Fluent In 3 Months?

  • Frequent travelers and anyone else who wants to learn a new language
  • Readers who are moving to a new country
  • Anyone who has given up on mastering a second language

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation

Neil Pasricha
Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
4.4 (178 ratings)

What's The Happiness Equation about?

The Happiness Equation (2016) unlocks nine essential secrets to living a happy life. These are guidelines that can help anyone reap the rewards that come with having a positive outlook on life. Happiness isn’t just about reducing stress and anxiety; it’s about paving the way to great work and success.

Who should read The Happiness Equation?

  • Unhappy people
  • Employees who dread their job
  • Readers looking for guidance in life

Unlimited Memory

Unlimited Memory

Kevin Horsley
How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive
4.1 (413 ratings)

What's Unlimited Memory about?

Unlimited Memory (2014) explains memory techniques that will help you remember and retain any information you want to. These blinks will show you how to organize and store information in your mind so that you’ll never forget it.

Who should read Unlimited Memory?

  • Chronically forgetful folks
  • Fans of facts and numbers
  • Anyone who has trouble remembering names

Failing Forward

Failing Forward

John C. Maxwell
Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones For Success
4.6 (186 ratings)

What's Failing Forward about?

Failing Forward (2000) provides a positive perspective on failure. These blinks draw on legendary success stories and literary anecdotes to explain the importance of failure, the advantages of embracing it and the power of leveraging your mistakes to stimulate personal growth.

Who should read Failing Forward?

  • Creative professionals struggling to take risks in their work
  • Perfectionists looking for new ways to accept and interpret their mistakes
  • Ambitious readers curious about the role of failure in success

Learn Better

Learn Better

Ulrich Boser
Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything
4.3 (313 ratings)

What's Learn Better about?

Learn Better (2017) upends traditional approaches to learning skills and obtaining knowledge. Learning was once thought to depend entirely on the innate ability and intelligence of the learner. Rote learning was the order of the day. We now know there are much more effective ways to learn. In fact, there are six simple steps to better learning.

Who should read Learn Better?

  •  Anybody with learning difficulties
  • Teachers, professors and students
  • Anyone who needs to master a skill

The Consultant’s Handbook

The Consultant’s Handbook

Samir Parikh
A Practical Guide to Delivering High-Value and Differentiated Services in a Competitive Marketplace
4.3 (74 ratings)

What's The Consultant’s Handbook about?

The Consultant’s Handbook (2015) is an indispensable field guide to the world of consultancy. Packed with top tips, illuminating examples and hands-on advice, it’s the perfect explainer for consultants past, present and future, as well as anyone keen to pick up some consultancy tricks to boost their performance in adjacent industries.

We’re thrilled to announce that the author has worked together with Blinkist to create this book-in-blinks for you.

Who should read The Consultant’s Handbook?

  • Business graduates interested in consulting
  • Consultants looking to boost their careers and pick up new ideas
  • Anyone involved in client and stakeholder interactions

The First 20 Hours

The First 20 Hours

Josh Kaufman
How to Learn Anything… Fast
4.3 (281 ratings)

What's The First 20 Hours about?

The First 20 Hours (2013) is about learning new skills quickly. These blinks will help you shake off the notion that it’s too late to expand your horizons. Whether you want to master a foreign language or learn how to fly a helicopter, here are ten simple steps for getting started.

Who should read The First 20 Hours?

  • Dreamers and curious souls
  • Procrastinators
  • Wannabe polyglots

Problem Solving 101

Problem Solving 101

Ken Watanabe
A Simple Book for Smart People
3.9 (128 ratings)

What's Problem Solving 101 about?

Problem Solving 101 (2009) is a short and snappy guide to problem-solving. Originally written to help kids become better problem solvers, it can help anyone who wants to improve their ability to resolve issues, no matter how big or small.

Who should read Problem Solving 101?

  • Schoolkids and young adults
  • Business owners and leaders
  • Anyone who wants to realize their dreams

Game Changers

Game Changers

Dave Asprey
What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life
4.3 (203 ratings)

What's Game Changers about?

Game Changers (2018) condenses the wisdom of 450 highly successful business leaders, scientist, athletes, authors, artists, journalist and other individuals at the top of their fields. It then combines that wisdom with an understanding of human biology and psychology. The result? A wide-ranging and practical guidebook to success.

Who should read Game Changers?

  • Those looking for a more scientific approach to self-help
  • Individuals who want to change their diets, sleep patterns or exercise regimes
  • Whoever wants to escape fear and stress



Robert Twigger
Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Unlock Your Potential to Achieve Anything
3.2 (99 ratings)

What's Micromastery about?

Micromastery (2017) teaches you how to effectively learn a new skill with a focused and gradual approach. With helpful, actionable tips and advice, it outlines all the steps you need to take to ensure you’re successful at any task you take on.

Who should read Micromastery?

  • Anyone who wants to learn a new skill
  • People who get demotivated easily
  • Aspiring chefs

I’d Rather Be Reading

I’d Rather Be Reading

Anne Bogel
The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
3.9 (189 ratings)

What's I’d Rather Be Reading about?

I’d Rather Be Reading (2018) is a collection of stories and anecdotes that document the life of a bookworm and offer advice to fellow bibliophiles. From overflowing shelves to forbidden reading, these blinks offer a colorful take on what it means to be A Reader.

Who should read I’d Rather Be Reading?

  • Readers
  • Writers
  • Obsessive collectors and hobbyists

The Strength Switch

The Strength Switch

Lea Waters
How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish
4.2 (30 ratings)

What's The Strength Switch about?

The Strength Switch (2017) demonstrates how parents can employ strength-based parenting in family scenarios. It shows that children can blossom and flourish if parents switch their focus onto their child’s strengths rather than being overly critical.

Who should read The Strength Switch?

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Psychologists

Why Don’t Students Like School?

Why Don’t Students Like School?

Daniel T. Willingham
A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
4.4 (122 ratings)

What's Why Don’t Students Like School? about?

Why Don’t Students Like School? (2009) seeks to explain the brain’s most important processes relating to memory, learning and intelligence. A stronger understanding of these mechanisms will enable all educators to train themselves in better teaching methods and result in more engaging and effective educational programs.

Who should read Why Don’t Students Like School??

  • Parents wanting to ensure their children succeed at school
  • Educators and teachers hoping to hone their craft
  • Forgetful people trying to improve their memory recall

Reader, Come Home

Reader, Come Home

Maryanne Wolf
The Reading Brain in a Digital World
4.6 (237 ratings)

What's Reader, Come Home about?

Reader, Come Home (2018) is a meditation on the future of reading in the age of digital revolution and diminishing attention spans. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific research, Maryanne Wolf unpacks the cultural and cognitive dimensions of a technological transformation that’s reshaped our relationship with the written word. At the heart of her investigation is a question whose answer will determine how our societies will look in the future: What will reading mean to our children, a generation which has never known a world without Google, smartphones and e-books?

Who should read Reader, Come Home?

  • Bibliophiles who wonder why it’s gotten so hard to focus on reading
  • E-readers nostalgic about yesteryear’s paper-and-ink books 
  • Parents worried about their children’s use of digital devices

Creative Superpowers

Creative Superpowers

Laura Jordan Bambach, Mark Earls, Daniele Fiandaca and Scott Morrison
Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity
4.5 (76 ratings)

What's Creative Superpowers about?

Creative Superpowers (2018) is a one-stop guide to hacking your creativity, crafted by a crack team of high-flyers who’ve put their own advice into practice. Packed with useful tips and timely insights, this is the matchbox you’ve been looking for to spark those dormant creative fires.

Who should read Creative Superpowers?

  • Marketing experts
  • Digital designers
  • Entrepreneurs



Daniel J. Siegel
The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
4.6 (98 ratings)

What's Brainstorm about?

Brainstorm (2014) is devoted to the many mysteries and secrets of the teenage brain. These blinks debunk lazy stereotypes about adolescents and paint a more positive picture. Our teenage years aren’t just a period of hormonal and cognitive disarray; they’re also a crucial phase in the brain’s development.

Who should read Brainstorm?

  • Parents and guardians
  • Teenagers tired of being told they’re wasters
  • Psychologists and educators



Elena Aguilar
Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators
4.3 (30 ratings)

What's Onward about?

Onward (2018) explains how educators can cope better with adversity so that they and their students can thrive in the classroom. Filled with rich insights from author Elena Aguilar’s experiences as an educator, these blinks also explore mindfulness and change-management techniques.

Who should read Onward?

  • New teachers struggling to cope
  • Experienced educators seeking fresh insights
  • Psychology buffs wanting a new angle



Scott H. Young
Accelerate Your Career, Master Hard Tasks and Outsmart the Competition
4.5 (1,022 ratings)

What's Ultralearning about?

Ultralearners are ordinary people who can master difficult skills with extraordinary speed. As a result, they achieve tremendous personal success and cultivate a serious professional advantage. But how exactly do they pull it off? In Ultralearning (2019), Scott H. Young analyzes the aggressive, self-directed learning strategies of some of the world’s most successful ultralearners and breaks them down into techniques and strategies that anyone can implement.

Who should read Ultralearning?

  • Anyone who’s tried to learn a new skill and become discouraged.
  • Workers who want to extend and upgrade their professional skill sets.
  • Busy people who want to skill up efficiently and effectively.

The Polymath

The Polymath

Waqas Ahmed
Unlocking the Power of Human Versatility
4.4 (135 ratings)

What's The Polymath about?

The Polymath (2019) explains how the hyper-specialization encouraged by society stifles people’s development, creativity and self-fulfilment. Instead, the book argues that everyone should nurture their polymathic capacities, and that educational and professional structures need to be reconfigured to reflect our innate human potential to think, learn and work across multiple fields and in varied ways.

Who should read The Polymath?

  • Employees interested in achieving a more fulfilling professional life
  • Entrepreneurs or organizational leaders seeking to improve the work cultures of their companies or organizations
  • Anyone with varied, unrelated interests looking for ways to juggle them all

The Call of the Wild and Free

The Call of the Wild and Free

Ainsley Arment
Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education
4.5 (39 ratings)

What's The Call of the Wild and Free about?

The Call of the Wild and Free (2019) is a practical guide for homeschooling children, brimming with advice and inspiration for parents thinking about an alternative education for their children. In the process, it dispels a few old stereotypes about homeschooling and makes a case for its legitimacy as a model of education today. Frequently going beyond homeschooling to reflect upon the concept of education generally, the author presents both a powerful critique of the school system and a call to arms to educate our children differently.

Who should read The Call of the Wild and Free?

  • Parents thinking about an alternative education for their children
  • Educators looking for ideas to complement a traditional education
  • Anyone who wants to rekindle their own childhood curiosity and adventurousness



Joseph Deitch
An Essential Guide to Life
4.2 (158 ratings)

What's Elevate about?

Elevate (2018) is an indispensable guide to upping your game and living your life to the fullest. Whether you’re looking for a career boost or want to bring more meaning and joy into your private affairs, these blinks contain an arsenal of tips and tricks to help you take things to the next level.

Who should read Elevate?

  • Anyone looking to learn important skills for entrepreneurship
  • Anyone who wants to feel more motivated
  • Anyone who wants to enjoy more success and fun in life

Better Together

Better Together

Lydia Dobyns and Tom Vander Ark
How to Leverage School Networks for Smarter Personalized and Project Based Learning
4.5 (14 ratings)

What's Better Together about?

Better Together (2018) is an examination of how school networks are transforming students’ education experiences across the United States to make them college and career ready. It illuminates how networks provide new learning models, foster ongoing professional development, and facilitate personalized education to help each child reach their full potential.

Who should read Better Together?

  • Educators establishing new schools with nontraditional learning models
  • School leaders wanting to increase student engagement levels and performance
  • District superintendents looking to innovate learning

Proust and the Squid

Proust and the Squid

Maryanne Wolf
The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
4.5 (210 ratings)

What's Proust and the Squid about?

Proust and the Squid (2007) tells the fascinating story of how the human brain learned to read. From the invention of the first writing systems to our brain’s amazing capacity to rearrange itself, reading expert Maryanna Wolf explains how the incredible skill of reading developed over the course of human history. That is, how it transforms our brains, thoughts, and culture, and why some of us struggle to learn it.

Who should read Proust and the Squid?

  • Book worms, word nerds, and language lovers
  • Parents and educators who want to encourage children to read 
  • People struggling with dyslexia

The Little Book of Talent

The Little Book of Talent

Daniel Coyle
52 Tips for Improving Your Skills
4.4 (172 ratings)

What's The Little Book of Talent about?

The Little Book of Talent (2012) shares tried and tested methods of developing skills from top performers and talent hotbeds around the world. From sports players to musicians, anyone can easily apply these strategies and reach their full potential. 

Who should read The Little Book of Talent?

  • People who want to improve their skills and talent
  • Teachers and coaches looking for new methods
  • Anyone curious about talent development



Jim Kwik
Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life
4.6 (2,259 ratings)

What's Limitless about?

Limitless (2020) is an empowering how-to guide for making full use of your brain’s incredible capabilities. It goes out to anyone who’s ever felt too dumb, too slow, or too unskilled to succeed. Learn how to unlimit your brain – and gain the power to achieve anything at all.

Who should read Limitless?

  • Lifelong learners and people with big aspirations
  • Self-criticizers who fear that they just can’t learn as fast as everyone else
  • Businesspeople, students, and employees who want to fit learning into their busy schedules

Blockchain Chicken Farm

Blockchain Chicken Farm

Xiaowei Wang
And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
3.8 (75 ratings)

What's Blockchain Chicken Farm about?

Blockchain Chicken Farm (2020) is an examination of the way technology is entangled with everyday life. This sweeping survey of life in rural China unpacks the social, political, and economic changes we can expect in the twenty-first century.

Who should read Blockchain Chicken Farm?

  • Luddites skeptical about the impact of new technologies
  • Techno-utopians eager for more critical insights
  • Anyone interested in forecasting the future

Why Don't We Learn from History?

Why Don't We Learn from History?

B. H. Liddell Hart
4.1 (246 ratings)

What's Why Don't We Learn from History? about?

Why Don't We Learn from History? (1944) is a meditation on the nature of history and on why so few heed its lessons. First published near the end of World War Two, this thoughtful treatise contains many insights still relevant today. 

Who should read Why Don't We Learn from History??

  • Frustrated historians wondering why no-one listens
  • Armchair generals seeking insight on military strategy
  • Anyone curious about how society relates to its own past



Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto
The Science Transforming How We Learn
4.1 (168 ratings)

What's Grasp about?

Grasp (2020) covers the development of modern education systems and the ways in which their current forms conflict with recent scientific insights into how the brain works. It describes a variety of experimental techniques being applied to improve education and discusses how they might become more broadly generalized.

Who should read Grasp?

  • Academics, teachers, school administrators 
  • Students
  • Anyone interested in improving their own ability to learn

The Upskilling Imperative

The Upskilling Imperative

Shelley Osborne
5 Ways to Make Learning Core to the Way We Work
4.3 (79 ratings)

What's The Upskilling Imperative about?

What’s it about?

The Upskilling Imperative (2020) introduces practical tips for companies to ensure their staff have ample opportunity to learn skills for the future. With industries and technologies changing all the time, it shows business leaders the steps they can take to stay ahead of the curve and establish robust, accessible learning environments.

Who should read The Upskilling Imperative?

Who’s it for?

  • Managers or C-Level executives looking to upskill their teams
  • People interested in Learning and Development or HR

Employees who want to change the way their company views training 

The Art of Impossible

The Art of Impossible

Steven Kotler
A Peak Performance Primer
4.7 (482 ratings)

What's The Art of Impossible about?

The Art of Impossible (2021) is a science-driven guide to reaching your maximum potential. By developing four key skills –⁠ motivation, learning, creativity, and flow –⁠ you’ll gain the power to smash whatever goals you set. With enough time, you may even achieve the impossible.

Who should read The Art of Impossible?

  • Aspiring movers and shakers
  • Go-getters driven to achieve their maximum potential
  • Anyone who wants to boost their performance and be at their peak

Learn Like a Pro

Learn Like a Pro

Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe
Science-based Tools to Become Better at Anything
4.5 (331 ratings)

What's Learn Like a Pro about?

Learn Like a Pro: Science-based Tools to Become Better at Anything (2021) looks at the most powerful strategies for staying focused and learning effectively. Both coauthors draw on their past struggles with learning, and use insights from experts and research to find out what works and what doesn’t. 

Who should read Learn Like a Pro?

  • Students looking to supercharge their learning
  • Anyone who has struggled to learn something new
  • Education gurus



Tom Vanderbilt
The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning
4.6 (253 ratings)

What's Beginners about?

Beginners (2021) is a light-hearted study of the joys of life-long learning. Part personal story and part scientific primer, it demonstrates the benefits of always trying something new.

Who should read Beginners?

  • Middle-aged folks trapped in the same routines
  • Seniors seeking ways to stay sharp
  • Anyone eager for a little inspiration to never stop learning



Edward D. Hess
How to Adapt to the Speed of Change
4.4 (299 ratings)

What's Hyper-Learning about?

Hyper-Learning (2020) shows you how to adapt to a rapidly changing world in which technology threatens to make many skills redundant. By adopting a growth mindset, becoming less egotistical, and learning to collaborate, you’ll be ready to face the future. 

Who should read Hyper-Learning?

  • Those looking to optimize their learning skills
  • Business leaders who want to harness innovation
  • Anyone worried about a future of enormous disruption and change

Frames of Mind

Frames of Mind

Howard Gardner
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
4.5 (363 ratings)

What's Frames of Mind about?

Frames of Mind (1983) is a landmark text that first proposed the psychological theory of multiple intelligences. Upending the long-held conception that intelligence is just one general, monolithic trait, it argues instead that there are several intelligences that everyone possesses in different quantities. By studying them, educators and policymakers can reshape the educational system to benefit a much greater number of students than the current programs do.

Who should read Frames of Mind?

  • Psychology fans interested in one of the field’s significant texts
  • Educators, teachers, and tutors who want to better understand their students
  • Anyone fascinated by the human mind



Michele Borba
The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine
4.4 (202 ratings)

What's Thrivers about?

Thrivers (2021) is a study of what it means to be a child in today’s fast-paced, ultra-competitive, and digital world. Kids are achieving more and more, but they’ve never felt so lonely and stressed. In our rush to prepare them for an uncertain future, we’ve taught them to strive for accolades but forgotten that there’s more to success – and happiness – than test scores and grades. What’s missing is an emphasis on helping them thrive.

Who should read Thrivers?

  • Parents worried about their kids’ futures
  • Teachers on the frontlines of our burnout-inducing education system
  • Psychologists interested in child development

How to Take Smart Notes

How to Take Smart Notes

Sönke Ahrens
One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers
4.4 (694 ratings)

What's How to Take Smart Notes about?

How to Take Smart Notes (2017) is exactly that – an explanation of how and why to take smart notes. It explains how this simple, little-known, and often misunderstood technique can aid your thinking, writing, and learning. With the help of smart notes, you may never face the horror of a blank page again.

Who should read How to Take Smart Notes?

  • Students and professors with papers to write
  • Budding nonfiction writers
  • Notetakers hoping to up their game

Leveraged Learning

Leveraged Learning

Danny Iny
How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners, and Experts With Something to Teach
4.2 (88 ratings)

What's Leveraged Learning about?

Leveraged Learning (2018) provides a six-step process for designing and implementing an optimized method of learning or teaching any subject. Drawing on recent advances in the field of education, its lessons are equally applicable to those pursuing traditional, newfangled, or self-led courses of study – no matter whether the aim is personal, professional, or academic advancement. 

Who should read Leveraged Learning?

  • Lifelong learners 
  • Current or future students of formal education programs 
  • Teachers, course designers, and educational entrepreneurs

Driving Performance Through Learning

Driving Performance Through Learning

Andy Lancaster
Using L&D to Improve Performance, Productivity and Profits
4.2 (176 ratings)

What's Driving Performance Through Learning about?

Driving Performance Through Learning (2019) is a guide to help learning and development professionals understand the full breadth of possibilities for learning in the modern workplace. It explains the benefits of learning during the natural flow of work, encouraging a wide range of innovative methods.

Who should read Driving Performance Through Learning?

  • Learning and development professionals expanding their horizons
  • Managers who want to understand L&D better
  • Workers who love learning new professional skills

Brilliance by Design

Brilliance by Design

Vicki Halsey
Creating Learning Experiences that Connect, Inspire, and Engage
4.4 (149 ratings)

What's Brilliance by Design about?

Brilliance by Design (2011) is all about creating learning experiences that bring out the brilliance in every student. Targeted at coaches, teachers, mentors, and anyone who spends time in a classroom, it provides a handy and helpful model for high-impact instructional design that will inspire and motivate learners. 

Who should read Brilliance by Design?

  • Teachers looking to add tools to their repertoire
  • Mentors having a hard time energizing their mentees
  • Anyone who spends time at the front of a classroom

Smarter Tomorrow

Smarter Tomorrow

Elizabeth R. Ricker
How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done
4.1 (715 ratings)

What's Smarter Tomorrow about?

Smarter Tomorrow (2021) shows you how to upgrade your brain using a technique called neurohacking. You’ll learn how to improve your memory, creativity, emotional regulation, and what’s known as “executive functioning” through self-testing and experimentation – all backed up with insights from neuroscience.

Who should read Smarter Tomorrow?

  • Thinkers looking to improve their cognitive skills
  • Budding neuroscientists and brain nerds
  • Anyone looking to keep up with modern science

Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
4.1 (184 ratings)

What's Smart Money Smart Kids about?

Smart Money Smart Kids (2014) guides parents – or anyone helping raise children – in teaching those kids to become financially smart. Review basics like the relationship between work and money and find actionable advice for instructing toddlers through teens to gain confidence with money.

Who should read Smart Money Smart Kids?

  • Parents or guardians who want to raise money smart kids
  • Anyone teaching young people how to be financially fit
  • Financially wealthy individuals wondering how to build generational success

The Future is Faster Than You Think

The Future is Faster Than You Think

Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
4.1 (118 ratings)

What's The Future is Faster Than You Think about?

The Future is Faster Than You Think (2020) examines how converging exponential technologies (AI, robotics, 3D printing, CRISPR, Blockchain) are reinventing every industry this decade. Starting with flying cars and artificial intelligence, it explores and predicts the future of industries including retail, manufacturing, transportation, health care, education, finance, and insurance. It also offers a vision for how these technologies can be applied to address many of the world’s most pressing problems.

Who should read The Future is Faster Than You Think?

  • Futurists hungry for big-picture technology visions
  • Anyone interested in AI in the real world
  • Innovation geeks

Existential Kink

Existential Kink

Carolyn Elliott
Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power
4.0 (41 ratings)

What's Existential Kink about?

Existential Kink (2020) invites you to transform your life by embracing your deepest desires and hidden shadows. Through a radical and intriguing journey, you'll discover the power of turning your “wrongness” into personal growth and self-acceptance. With the help of seven axioms and practical exercises, prepare to unleash your true potential and create positive change.

Who should read Existential Kink?

  • Spiritual explorers seeking personal growth
  • Fans of unconventional self-help methods
  • Individuals curious about shadow work

Thinking 101

Thinking 101

Woo-kyoung Ahn
How to Reason Better to Live Better
4.4 (422 ratings)

What's Thinking 101 about?

Thinking 101 (2022) asserts that by understanding and overcoming thinking biases, we can better solve or even avoid most problems, from everyday conflicts to larger societal issues. 

Who should read Thinking 101?

  • Problem solvers interested in thinking differently
  • People who want to understand the actions and motivations of others
  • Students or other academics interested in cognitive psychology

Power Failure

Power Failure

William D. Cohan
The Rise and Fall of an American Icon
4.4 (226 ratings)

What's Power Failure about?

Power Failure (2022) details the rise and fall of General Electric – once a great success story of international business.  But its legacy went badly awry, as even casual consumers of business news will remember. Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon (2022) gives a startlingly detailed account inside the behemoth corporation, examining what went right – and then wrong.

Who should read Power Failure?

  • Anyone interested in the inside workings of business
  • Leaders who want to learn from the experience of CEOs going through difficult times 
  • Employees who want to better understand the forces at play inside the companies that dictate their future

The Montessori Toddler

The Montessori Toddler

Simone Davies
A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being
4.5 (39 ratings)

What's The Montessori Toddler about?

The Montessori Toddler (2019) teaches parents how to better understand their toddlers and raise them according to the method developed by Italian physician and philosopher Dr. Maria Montessori. With its practical approach, it offers actionable advice that parents and grandparents can apply no matter whether they already have experience with the Montessori method or not.

Who should read The Montessori Toddler?

  • Parents who want to understand how toddlers communicate
  • Parents whose children are nearing the toddler stage and want to provide a supportive environment for them
  • Parents curious about the Montessori method and how they can employ it in their own homes

The First 90 Days

The First 90 Days

Michael D. Watkins
Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
2.8 (264 ratings)

What's The First 90 Days about?

The First 90 Days (2006) maps out the critical transition period for any business leader taking on a new role. It offers comprehensive and practical strategies for surviving – and thriving – past the first three months.

Who should read The First 90 Days?

  • Business leaders tackling a new role
  • Aspiring leaders preparing for their next move
  • Anyone looking to reduce their vulnerabilities as a leader

Million Dollar Micro Business

Million Dollar Micro Business

Tina Tower
How to Turn Your Expertise Into a Digital Online Course
4.5 (63 ratings)

What's Million Dollar Micro Business about?

Million Dollar Micro Business (2021) is a hands-on guide to creating your first online course – and making lots of money in the process. From coming up with an idea that feeds your passions to perfecting your marketing, it provides guidance on how to claim your place in this innovative, burgeoning industry of online learning.

Who should read Million Dollar Micro Business ?

  • Talented introverts who want to share their skills without venturing out of the house
  • Entrepreneurs who strive to be successful without working round the clock
  • Educators with a passion for teaching who want to expand their reach

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood & Jeffrey Brantley
Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance
4.6 (73 ratings)

What's The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook about?

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook (2019) offers basic and advanced exercises to help people hone the four core emotional competencies. While it can be used alone, it’s also an excellent companion for anyone working with a therapist. 

Who should read The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook?

  • Anyone currently in therapy
  • People interested in self-improvement 
  • Individuals struggling to manage their emotions

Potty Training in 3 Days

Potty Training in 3 Days

Brandi Brucks
The Step-By-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers
4.4 (9 ratings)

What's Potty Training in 3 Days about?

Potty Training in 3 Days (2016) is a success formula for parents and caregivers who want their babies to start using the toilet. The plan involves recognizing when your child is ready for potty training, what to do during the three days of intense practice, and how to follow up for lasting results.

Who should read Potty Training in 3 Days?

  • Parents
  • Family members and caregivers who want to understand their role in potty training
  • Pediatricians and teachers

What If? 2

What If? 2

Randall Munroe
Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
4.1 (201 ratings)

What's What If? 2 about?

What If? 2 (2022) is Randall Munroe’s follow-up to the New York Times best-selling What If? Like its predecessor, it comprises Munroe’s serious scientific answers to the absurd, funny, and whimsical questions submitted to him by readers, ranging from “How big would a snowball be if rolled from the top of Mt. Everest to the bottom?” to “Could a person eat a cloud?”

Who should read What If? 2?

  • Fans of xkcd’s nerd-culture humor
  • People who love science but don’t take it too seriously
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered what would happen if Jupiter were shrunk to the size of a suburban house

The Mountain Is You

The Mountain Is You

Brianna Wiest
Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery
4.6 (1,014 ratings)

What's The Mountain Is You about?

The Mountain Is You (2020) can help you recognize the negative patterns in your life and what they are really telling you. Changing those patterns will be like climbing a mountain and the reward will be unlocking your own potential.

Who should read The Mountain Is You?

  • People with bad habits that they want to understand and change 
  • Those looking to maximize their potential
  • Anyone who feels stuck

How to be Love(d)

How to be Love(d)

Humble the Poet
Simple Truths for Going Easier on Yourself, Embracing Imperfection & Loving Your Way to a Better Life
4.6 (169 ratings)

What's How to be Love(d) about?

How to be Love(d) (2022) teaches you how to transform your thoughts and actions to give, receive, and experience more love in life. Full of relatable stories and actionable advice, this guide will teach you how to rid yourself of useless programming, embrace imperfection, and honor your progress – so you can better love yourself and others.

Who should read How to be Love(d)?

  • Anyone going through a breakup
  • People looking to improve their romantic, platonic, or family relationships
  • Fans of the author’s art and music

A Year of Positive Thinking

A Year of Positive Thinking

Cyndie Spiegel
Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage
3.9 (54 ratings)

What's A Year of Positive Thinking about?

A Year of Positive Thinking (2018) provides you with a dose of positive thinking for every day of the year. By using its daily affirmations, inspirational quotes, and exercises you’ll learn to live your best life.

Who should read A Year of Positive Thinking?

  • Pessimists (and optimists) looking for uplifting advice
  • Individuals currently experiencing hardship
  • Anyone who wants to transform into a better version of themselves

The Power of One More

The Power of One More

Ed Mylett
The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success
4.0 (143 ratings)

What's The Power of One More about?

The Power of One More (2022) follows the idea that doing “one more” in any situation can bring you greatness and open up more opportunities.

Who should read The Power of One More?

  • High achievers
  • Self-improvement seekers
  • Anyone willing to welcome a lifestyle change



Peter Guy Northouse
Theory and Practice
4.5 (153 ratings)

What's Leadership about?

Leadership: Theory and Practice (2015) is a popular textbook exploring the topic of leadership. It discusses the main theories of leadership, explains the popular types of leadership style, and offers practical advice on improving your own leadership characteristics.  

Who should read Leadership?

  • Anyone interested in what makes a leader
  • Business-owners, teacher, coaches, or anyone involved in leading groups
  • Anyone wishing to be a leader



Joanne Lipman
The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work
4.0 (89 ratings)

What's Next! about?

Next! (2023) is an inspiring guide to personal reinvention. With insights from scientific research and real-life success stories, it provides practical steps to implement meaningful change in life and work.

Who should read Next!?

  • Tenacious scholars
  • Aspiring creatives
  • Visionary millennials

The Power to Change

The Power to Change

Craig Groeschel
Mastering the Habits That Matter Most
3.4 (332 ratings)

What's The Power to Change about?

The Power to Change (2022) is a practical guide to creating not just positive changes in your life but ones that have a lasting effect. Backed by Bible teachings, it walks you through the strategies on how to work your way towards a changed you. 

Who should read The Power to Change?

  • Christians struggling to change their lives
  • Anyone wanting to build or break a habit
  • Those looking to improve themselves and reach their full potential

The Road Less Stupid

The Road Less Stupid

Keith J. Cunningham
Advice from the Chairman of the Board
4.6 (52 ratings)

What's The Road Less Stupid about?

The Road Less Stupid: Advice from the Chairman of the Board (2018) is about avoiding the dumb mistakes that can sabotage businesses. The way to avoid these mistakes, which is usually more valuable than having smart ideas, is to think more and with more focus. Cunningham shows readers how to do this with his Thinking Time practice.

Who should read The Road Less Stupid?

  • Business leaders interested in minimizing risk and maximizing output
  • Small business owners who are looking to take the next step
  • Anyone struggling to find a solution to a recurring business problem

The Things We Make

The Things We Make

Bill Hammack
The Unknown History of Invention from Cathedrals to Soda Cans
4.4 (186 ratings)

What's The Things We Make about?

The Things We Make (2023) dispels the myth around some of the greatest and most ordinary inventions. It retells their making as a creative application of the engineering method, a principle that explains how people in ancient times built some of the marvels that still capture our imagination today.

Who should read The Things We Make?

  • Anyone fascinated about how things of beauty and utility are made
  • Engineering history buffs
  • Curious minds trying to apply the engineering method to their own lives

Two Weeks Notice

Two Weeks Notice

Amy Porterfield
Find the Courage to Quit Your Job, Make More Money, Work Where You Want, and Change the World
4.2 (204 ratings)

What's Two Weeks Notice about?

Two Weeks Notice (2023) is your step-by-step guide to launching a successful online business. It provides you with the tools and tricks you need to become your own boss – and gain the creative and financial freedom to live your best life. 

Who should read Two Weeks Notice?

  • Newly minted online entrepreneurs and established business owners
  • Courageous women who are ready to be their own boss
  • Anyone fantasizing about ditching their 9-to-5 

On the Origin of Time

On the Origin of Time

Thomas Hertog
Stephen Hawking's Final Theory
4.6 (394 ratings)

What's On the Origin of Time about?

On the Origin of Time (2023) guides you through the humbling, stranger-than-fiction theories that the late physicist Stephen Hawking developed in the last two decades of his life. With quantum physics, holograms, and inspiration from Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory, it reveals what the great scientist came to believe about the origins of the universe.

Who should read On the Origin of Time?

  • Those curious about the origins of space and time
  • People fascinated by the multiverse

Anyone familiar with A Brief History of Time

It Worked for Me

It Worked for Me

Colin Powell with Tony Koltz
In Life and Leadership
4.7 (145 ratings)

What's It Worked for Me about?

It Worked for Me (2012) imparts Colin Powell’s practical wisdom on becoming an effective leader. It’s largely based on his time in the military and public service, and the insights he gained from his experiences in these positions. 

Who should read It Worked for Me?

  • Experienced leaders looking to improve their leadership techniques
  • Military personnel who’d like to learn from a four-star general
  • Anyone who aspires to be a leader

A Thousand Brains

A Thousand Brains

Jeff Hawkins
A New Theory of Intelligence
4.7 (70 ratings)

What's A Thousand Brains about?

A Thousand Brains (2021) explores the fundamental nature of intelligence. It poses the theory that the brain is a collection of thousands of mini-brains, each generating and refining their own predictions. It also delves into the implications of this theory for artificial intelligence and our understanding of consciousness.

Who should read A Thousand Brains?

  • Fans of neuroscience who are interested in the latest research
  • Anyone curious about how humans think and learn
  • Those ready for an in-depth guide to one of life’s great mysteries

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Nicolas Sabouret
4.3 (363 ratings)

What's Understanding Artificial Intelligence about?

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (2021) aims to demystify the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for everyone, including those who don’t have an IT or mathematical background. It will give you a basic understanding of how AI works and why sometimes it makes mistakes or offers imperfect solutions.

Who should read Understanding Artificial Intelligence?

  • The AI-curious
  • Nonspecialists who want to deepen their knowledge about AI
  • Sci-Fi fans worried about a dystopian future ruled over by AI overlords

My Philosophy for Successful Living

My Philosophy for Successful Living

Jim Rohn
4.2 (340 ratings)

What's My Philosophy for Successful Living about?

My Philosophy for Successful Living (2011) examines the secrets of how to lead a financially successful and personally fulfilling life. Drawing from the author’s experiences, it presents nuggets of wisdom on topics such as finances, personal development, and goal setting.

Who should read My Philosophy for Successful Living?

  • Anyone looking to change the trajectory of their finances
  • People wanting to turn their lives around
  • Finance and personal development enthusiasts

Theories of Childhood

Theories of Childhood

Carol Garhart Mooney
An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky
4.4 (210 ratings)

What's Theories of Childhood about?

Theories of Childhood (2000) is a foundational text for early childhood educators that explores the lives and work of five influential thinkers who have shaped modern education over the past century. 

Who should read Theories of Childhood?

  • Anyone curious about the minds and theories behind modern education
  • Classroom teachers seeking more information about child development
  • Parents or guardians seeking insight into age-appropriate challenges to help their children thrive at learning

Python Crash Course

Python Crash Course

Eric Matthes
A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
3.5 (22 ratings)

What's Python Crash Course about?

Python Crash Course (2015) offers a comprehensive journey into the world of Python programming. From building dynamic web applications and engaging games to visualizing data and exploring core programming concepts, it equips learners with the skills to master this versatile language.

Who should read Python Crash Course?

  • Aspiring programmers looking to break into the world of coding 
  • Coders and programmers seeking a Python refresher
  • Web designers wanting to design and deploy dynamic, data-driven websites

How to Read a Financial Report

How to Read a Financial Report

John A. Tracy and Tage C. Tracy
Essential Information for Entrepreneurs, Lenders, Investors, Analysts, and Management
4.3 (28 ratings)

What's How to Read a Financial Report about?

How to Read a Financial Report (1980) serves as a comprehensive guide that demystifies the complexities of evaluating a company's fiscal health. It explores balance sheets and income reports, clarifies the fundamentals of financial ratios, and explains any accompanying notes, offering tools for a clear and confident assessment of a business's economic status.

Who should read How to Read a Financial Report?

  • Investors
  • Managers
  • Non-financial professionals 

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What's the best Learning book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard Thinking, Fast and Slow as the ultimate read on Learning.

What are the Top 10 Learning books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • Mastery by Robert Greene
  • Everything I Know by Paul Jarvis
  • Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
  • The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  • How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport
  • How We Learn by Benedict Carey
  • Don’t Go Back to School by Kio Stark

Who are the top Learning book authors?

When it comes to Learning, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • Carol Dweck
  • Robert Greene
  • Paul Jarvis
  • Geoff Colvin