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Experts Recommend Adding the Blinkist App to Your Repertoire

The Blinkist app is how millions of experts are staying on top of their game, and they want you to join them.
by Vanessa Gibbs | Jan 7 2022

The Blinkist app is used by 20 million people around the world including many notable experts and top thinkers. It’s a favorite among those in business, technology, self-help, productivity and medicine, who turn to Blinkist to stay on top of their fields, and to keep their knowledge sharp.

Leading experts including Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple; Seth Godin, world-famous marketer; Jay Shetty, a motivational expert; and Deepak Chopra, 21-time New York Times bestselling author and alternative medicine guru, are all big fans of the app.

The Blinkist app takes key insights from more than 5,000 books across 27 categories and explains them in 15 minutes or fewer. Experts love the app because of the amount of content Blinkist has, which allows them to keep up with all the latest developments and topics in their field.

Not only does the app have backing from some notable names; it’s won awards from the likes of Google, Apple and the UN.

‘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.’
– The United Nations

LtoR: The Blinkist founders; Holger Seim, Niklas Jansen and Tobi Balling. Not pictured: Sebastian Klein

Blinkist was developed with knowledge-hungry, ambitious and curious people in mind. It was born when the founders realized that there was so much knowledge in the world that, despite being voracious readers, they would simply never have the time to access. Wouldn’t it be great if they could speed-read like Superman? They knew they couldn’t speed themselves up, but they could speed up the reading process.

They hired a crack team of writers, editors, and topic specialists to explain the insights of the world’s bestselling, most life-changing nonfiction books.

Impressed by the hype, one of the world’s leading technology experts—the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook—paid the Blinkist team a visit at the office in Berlin to see how the award-winning app works. He later commented on the visit that he was, “impressed with the growing and talented team at Blinkist. Helping everyone understand and experience some of the best non-fiction books is a great example of how a single idea from college can evolve into a solution for a problem we all share — too little time!”

So, why do experts love Blinkist so much?

1. It Helps Experts Stay Experts

We’re all busy people, but those at the top of their field know how important learning is to getting, and staying, ahead. Here are just a few of the experts who use Blinkist to stay on top of their game.

Jay Shetty is a former monk turned motivational expert and life coach. His viral videos have garnered more than four billion views and he’s appeared on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

‘Today I’m going to share with you the most useful app on my phone. […] If you love books, pursuing new ideas and thoughts, but feel you don’t have the time, I highly recommend the Blinkist app. It’s the only app which takes the best key takeaways, the need-to-know information from thousands of non-fiction books’.
— Jay Shetty, Motivational Expert and Life Coach

Deepak Chopra is the author of not one, not two, but 21 New York Times bestselling books. He’s a leader in the alternative medicine space and helped make meditation and mindfulness as popular as they are today.

‘I like Blinkist because in less than 15 minutes I feel I can fast-track my path to a more intelligent, informed and healthy me.’
— Deepak Chopra, Bestselling Author

Karen Trepte is a productivity expert and coach. She writes about these topics for the Huffington Post.

‘As a productivity coach and one of the life long learners, I can’t tell you how happy I was to find Blinkist. If you enjoy nonfiction reading and are short on time, Blinkist will be your new favorite App.’
— Karen Trepte, Huffington Post

Tim Ferris is the productivity and self-help expert behind the popular four-hour work week movement. He’s written five New York Times bestselling books and Blinkist was mentioned in his latest one: Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World.

2. It’s One Of The Best Apps In The World

Some of the prestigious awards Blinkist has won in recent years have also contributed to the app being popular among experts.

Its innovation has been rewarded with an Android Excellence Award, a World Summit Award from the United Nations, and a Design Award from Google.

‘The engaging presentation throughout Blinkist is further enhanced by clear, simple text. The end result is a reading experience which is distinct and engaging.’
–– Google Material Design Awards, 2017

The experts at Apple consider Blinkist as one of the 20 top apps for lifelong learning—along with the likes of TED, Udemy, Coursera and Khan Academy—and Blinkist has been featured as the ‘App of the Day’ in the App Store over 500 times.

3. Built by Experts, For Experts

The app is built by some of the smartest people in Europe, people who are at the top of their fields and experts in their own right. Many employees have PhDs and diplomas, or are renowned specialists in their own specific area. This way, Blinkist users know that they can trust the information in the app, because it’s written by people who are at the top of their field and really know their stuff.

The app’s employees have left top companies like Google, Soundcloud and Twitter to join Blinkist and help bring learning to millions of people. With them, they’ve brought advanced skills in tech, marketing, writing and data to make the app even better.

There’s also experts like Seth Godin, a renowned marketing and business expert, 14-time bestselling author and writer of one of the most popular blogs on the internet. He’s recently teamed up with Blinkist to help share his wisdom with millions more people.

‘Working with Blinkist to give people a fresh perspective on the work of building their lives just felt right.’
— Seth Godin, Marketing Expert and Bestselling Author

4. Experts Trust The Science

The knowledge in Blinkist is trusted by experts because every book insight in is created using proven neuroscientific methods. The scientific principles shape how the content is written, and how the audio is delivered, to ensure the information learned is hard to forget.

This is achieved through the use of relevant anecdotes, real-life examples and actionable teachings that can be quickly introduced into a user’s life. This is something that experts are particularly drawn to because the neuroscientific methods mean no time is wasted reading or listening to something that won’t be digested.

5. Join Top Experts in the Learning Revolution

Along with experts like Tim Cook and Seth Godin, there are over 20 million people around the world who are using the Blinkist app as the go-to source to brush up on their knowledge, and stay at the front of their field.

If you too want to grow in a specific area, or become an expert in a new one, download Blinkist and start learning in minutes!

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