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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 | Jul 15 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 14 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 14 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.

It’s Backed by Science

Each one of the explainers on Blinkist is created using neuroscientific research methods to make them easy to remember.

This is done through the use of case studies and real-life examples which, along with being memorable, make the content relatable. Big ideas and new techniques become actionable and easy to apply to your own life, too.

Blinkist’s explainer to Ken Robinson’s Finding Your Element. Examples from everyday life are used to make the book’s big ideas easy to understand

That means the key ideas from any of these five books are explained in a straightforward and engaging way that makes them stick.

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

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