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Powerful Insights with Blinkist: Get a Massive Impact with Minimal Use

Blinkist helps foster meaningful change and life-altering inspiration. All it takes is just 15 minutes per month.
by Rob Gillham | Jan 7 2022

5 minutes of mindfulness a day can reduce stress, 30 minutes of exercise can improve health, and 10 minutes of journaling can inspire productivity. You may have heard of these statistics before, but what if we told you that you could improve your life with the knowledge from nonfiction books by setting aside as little as 15 minutes per month?

Introducing Blinkist, the app that gathers the key insights from nonfiction books into 15-minute explainers. There are over 5,000 titles in the app, spread across 27 categories from science and nature to philosophy and history. While the top 25% of the most active Blinkist users learn from 5 books a day, others still see huge benefits from considerably less time.

For instance, busy intellectuals use Blinkist only once a month — and it’s still their favorite knowledge app. Yet, they’ve seen huge improvements in their lives in such a short time by using it for just 15 minutes over 30 days.

“I use Blinkist to quickly review a lot of different books to see what I am really interested in before buying them to read. It is also a great way to get the key points of a book of general interest that I would otherwise not have the time to read or listen to on audible.

I am a busy entrepreneur running a company and managing employees, culture, product, sales, and clients. I have gained a lot of great leadership, management, and communication skills from Blinkist. Incredible efficient use of time to explore a lot of ideas.”
– 5-Star Review

Find out below what exactly you could learn with Blinkist if you set aside just 15 minutes per month.

Master leadership on your lunch break

The Blinkist app has curated book lists that cover the core topics in the Blinkist library. For titles about leadership, these lists include the most popular titles, the classic works, and even collections of books that famous names like Elon Musk have recommended.

These lists mean that you can settle in and get life-changing inspiration from key work on leadership during your lunch break. Learn from the explainer for Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, and Drive from Daniel Pink.

Perfect your parenting, even when you’re pressed for time

“I barely use it, and it’s still 100% worth it. After listening to just a handful of 15-minute blinks, I am a better father. That is priceless. And there are so many categories. Less than $10/month for the full access is a JOKE compared to what you’re getting.”
– Richard Bitz, CRO expert

As you can see, Blinkist has the power to make you a better parent in as little as 15 minutes. You can get inspirational advice from a title like How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, or The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson.

Supercharge your productivity any day

If a lack of productivity is standing in your way en route to greatness, you can dive deep into a world of titles that can help you become more efficient. Because every Blinkist explainer is available in audio format, you don’t have to sit and read; you can take a title with you on your Sunday stroll. Plus, for those who want to test themselves and boost their productivity at the same time, you can take the 7-day challenge.

One Blinkist Learner described their reading situation that we all know too well: “I love to read, but work 13 hour days, so I can never finish a book,” they said, “I always buy a book, then read a few pages a week, but by the time I finish a book, I haven’t gained anything because it’s been so long since I read the beginning.”

But that isn’t the case with Blinkist: “I personally love the app,” the user continued, “So if you are a busy person who can’t sit down and read for an hour or two a day, this is perfect. I’ve read 6 Blinkist books in the last 48 hours!”

Whether you can fit in one book or six into your daily life, the outcome is clear: just like a good book can change your life, Blinkist will too.

It’s backed by science

For a large proportion of people, nonfiction can be dense, unexciting, and hard to comprehend. That’s where Blinkist steps in to unravel the magical concepts and incredible stories that are contained within a nonfiction work.

Blinkist books are designed with neuroscience: they’re easy to remember & hard to forget.

For every book in the app’s 27 categories of content, the Blinkist team uses the principles of neuroscience and human learning to create an explainer pack. Each pack takes lengthy concepts and condenses them into memorable moments using real-life examples and scenarios that you can relate to. This helps you connect with new information and make fundamental changes to your life.

“This is where [the Blinkist concept] genuinely shines. This summary is actually interesting and helpful. I suddenly understand the theory of relativity and what the uncertainty principle is.”
– Sian Cain, The Guardian

Using science-based learning techniques, Blinkist explainers break down the density of a nonfiction book into a memorable experience. This means that Blinkist sticks with you long after you’ve finished it, just like a great book, but in a fraction of the time.

Take learning with you on the go

Blinkist’s mission to fit learning into anyone’s life motivated them to incorporate audio content into the app, allowing you to listen to an explainer pack for a bestselling title while on the move. Their audio enables you to synchronize learning with moments in your life that require you to be hands-free—think while catching a train to work, walking through the park on your break, or shopping for groceries. When was the last time you had a eureka moment in the vegetable aisle?

According to the data compiled by Wired magazine, we spend eleven hours on average staring at our screens. With Blinkist’s audio explainer packs, you can take a break from your phone and learn something new while on the go, or use the time on your phone wisely. All you need is a pair of headphones. Of course, you don’t need to stay connected either, as every one of our explainer packs can be downloaded and saved for offline learning.

““We created Blinkist as a way to make it easier for people to fit more learning into their lives. With the addition of audio, we’re moving closer to our vision to become the ultimate destination for lifelong learners.”
– Holger Seim, Blinkist CEO

So, whether you have a spare 15 minutes in your month or are ready to make Blinkist a daily habit, you can start your free trial today and start learning. Why not download the app today and see how much you can learn in so little time?

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