Great Titles Landing In The Blinkist App This June
Sunny summer weather and long balmy nights provide the perfect conditions for getting stuck into some great nonfiction. Check out some of these titles on Blinkist to help you top up your knowledge along with your tan.
How To Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton (School of Life series)
Yes, you read that title correctly! Our culture tends to view sex as being all about the brawn, but the brain is actually the most crucial sex organ. As part of his School of Life series, Alain de Botton explores topics from pornography to adultery, putting you on the path to overcoming the frustration and insecurity that physical intimacy brings with it.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
From hygge to ABBA, there’s a reason why we secretly (or not so secretly) aspire to all things Scandi. In an entertaining blend of travelogue, history, sociology, and pop culture, the author — himself an English transplant in Denmark — explores the five Nordic realms and reveals the truth behind the high taxes, superior education systems, and the plague of right-wing extremism in recent years.
Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
Idle hands are the devil’s workshop: this erstwhile banned book was written in 1938 and its lessons are still applicable 80 years later. Napoleon Hill identifies human vices like procrastination and jealousy as tools of the devil. The fun starts when you turn these upside down on the path to your success!
Big Bang Disruption by Larry Downes & Paul Nunes
A seemingly stable business can be reduced to dust practically overnight without proper supervision — just look fall of the digital camera and the standalone GPS system in the advent of the smartphone. In this scenario, the smartphone is the Big Bang Disruptor. Through interviews with experts in over 30 industries, the authors show burgeoning startups how to spot potential disruptors and foolproof their product.
Soccernomics by Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski
Soccer is just kicking a ball around, right? Wrong! A sport whose players are some of the highest-paid in the world is bound to have a bit more behind it. This book answers questions like why the US lags behind the rest of the world in soccer and why the Germans excel through the eyes of an economist and a sports columnist.
Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
Whether the New Year starts from January 1st, your birthday, or any of the movable dates over the course of the year, most of us want our lives to improve in some way. So much to do, so little time… the only way to get around analysis paralysis is by narrowing down your goals and “quit-proofing” them. Michael Hyatt shows you how to get out of that rut!
Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam
Following her appearance on the Simplify podcast, where she proposed dealing with time-consuming activities by acting on them “like they’re flooding your basement”, Laura Vanderkam’s newest book digs into the emotional aspect of time-management. Purge your calendar of stressful and inefficient engagements, identify your most productive hours, and elastify time to accommodate what you want to put in it. Start enjoying life rather than seeing how much you can cross off your to-do list.
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
Self-described “renegade economist” and Oxford lecturer Kate Raworth held a hit TED Talk on how our broken economic system is taking its toll on the planet. Here, she lays out the seven deadly sins in economics, and envisions how we can leverage ourselves out of the crisis while skipping the environmental and social consequences.
Brotopia by Emily Chang
Even in 2018, women have a hard time getting into tech — and we need to recognize that it’s not because they’re not interested, but because it is a hostile climate that rewards bro culture. In Brotopia, Emily Chang goes behind the scenes of Silicon Valley. Through her interviews with famous female CEOs, who describe their attempts to crack the glass ceiling in Silicon Valley, she compiles a guide to bringing down the boys’ club and making tech the inclusive environment it needs to be.
Dying for a Paycheck by Jeffrey Pfeffer
Careers are great and all, but far too frequently, it’s not at the expense of the employers — but of the employees’ health. Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book observes the ways in which modern American corporate practices and toxic conditions are slowly killing the workforce. It is a wake-up call to organizational managers who may be unaware of the true way in which work impacts their people.
Pivot by Jenny Blake
So you’ve stagnated in your career and feel certain you need to make a change, but how do you move forward when it all feels so overwhelming? It’s all about planning your next move. Jenny Blake, Google’s former career development program manager, reveals how to big up your strengths and go into your next chapter with panache.
Move by Patsy Azzarello
Every organization needs an overhaul at some point, and getting your team motivated to embrace change is half the challenge! This book walks leaders through selling new strategic initiatives to colleagues, keeping the momentum going, and creating a painless business transition.