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The 5 Books To Read If You Want To Transform Your Life

Want to feel more satisfied with life? We picked out these 5 books that will change your outlook.
by Sandra Wu | Aug 12 2020
Want to be more satisfied

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, World Summit Awards

The app now has 15 million users who are learning from the world’s best nonfiction. And there are more than 4000 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

2. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

3. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon

4. Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson

5. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

A Book Explained in 15 Minutes

The average book takes about eight hours to read. That means if you wanted to check out every book on this list, it would take at least 40 hours. With Blinkist, you can get the core messages in 1 hour, 15 minutes.

The Blinkist app gathers the key ideas from nonfiction books and explains them in 15 minutes. So, if you want to check out any of the books on this list, you can get the most important ideas quickly on the app. Plus, there are 3,500 other titles to explore.

The sleek and simple design makes it easy to learn from some of the world’s best books in minutes — whether that’s through listening or reading.

Millions are Learning by Listening

What’s more, these explainers are available to read and listen to. Listening with Blinkist ensures learning never has to be deprioritized and can fit easily into any spare moment of the day.

As it turns out, listening is the most popular way people use Blinkist to learn, with around 70% of the 15 million users opting to listen as opposed to read to the 15-minute explainer packs. This comes as no surprise given that around 30% of people retain information better when it’s listened to.

Find New Titles with Expert Curation

There are so many books out there and limited time to read them, so finding which ones are worth checking out is key.

Blinkist adds titles across 27 categories to ensure users can explore a broad range of interests. Expert curators look for new reads on bestseller lists—like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal—as well as on Amazon charts and awards lists.

To decide where to start, turn to Blinkist’s curated lists. These lists round up titles around certain topics—like mindfulness and flow—and recommendations from thought leaders like Tim Ferriss, Arianna Huffington, and Bill Gates.

Users can also get tailored recommendations on the app. Once they’ve read a title or two, Blinkist will learn what they like and recommend other books that are similar.

Through reading lists, spot-on recommendations and expert picks, users can find titles they might not have found otherwise and discover new ideas, authors and topics they knew nothing about before.

Join millions of other learners and download Blinkist to start listening today!

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