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Meet Blinkist, The App That All CEOs Love

You’re smart, ambitious, and you want to be the next Gates. So how can you get ahead of the game and stay there? The Blinkist app is how.
by Rosie Allabarton | Apr 20 2018

The best and brightest — and richest — CEOs in the world all have one thing in common: they read. This invaluable habit is essential if you want to become like your entrepreneurial heroes — you need to learn as much as you can, as fast as you can. Let the Blinkist app help you step up your game.

The Blinkist app summarizes key insights from the world’s best business, leadership and productivity books. In fewer than 15 minutes, you can read any title from a growing library of over 3,000 (and counting) of the world’s bestsellers.

I use Blinkist when I’m in between meetings and can’t get a giant task done, but at least I can be productive.

— Sarah Schupp, Professor & Founder of UniversityParent.com

1. Made for founders, by founders

Blinkist was developed with people exactly like you in mind: ambitious, knowledge-hungry aspiring entrepreneurs. Blinkist was born when founders Niklas and Holger realized that there was so much knowledge in the world that, even though they were both voracious readers, they would simply never have the time to access. Wouldn’t it be great if you 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 distill the world’s bestselling, most life-changing nonfiction books down to their key insights. Today, Blinkist has over 3,000 of the world’s bestselling titles in its library, all of which you can read in 15 minutes or fewer!

2. Books are the best business school

Every founder knows that you don’t need to have studied business to build a great one. Most tech founders end up dropping out of university or never attending at all. Once you know exactly what you want to do, motivated people will always find their way to the top. The best mentors you could ever have are authors of bestselling business books who have been through exactly what you’re experiencing. Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, there’s a book that can help you. On Blinkist, you can quickly access all these invaluable insights, in a way that fits into your choc-a-block schedule. You don’t have to wait to begin building your startup. Every great founder learns on their feet!

3. Expert curation saves you time and effort

So, I know what you’re thinking: “okay, fine, but that’s still a lot of books. How do I know what I should read?” That’s exactly why we curate reading lists that are expertly designed to be exactly what you need to read. Whether you want to improve your productivity, get better sleep, or want to make the most of your morning routine, we’ve got plenty of readymade recommendations just waiting for you! Also, the more you use the app, the better our algorithms get to know your tastes and can recommend your next favorite book!

4. Audio makes multitasking easy

We get it. You have a million and one things to do. That’s why Blinkist has an audio function so that you can soak up actionable insights while you’re at the gym, commuting to the office, or brushing your teeth. You’ll never have dead time again! Being able to listen on-the-go means that learning doesn’t mean you have to stop in your tracks. Every founder and founder-to-be knows the value of making the most of your time. With the Blinkist app, you can take care of everything you need to, and learning never has to take a back seat.

5. Access a whole community of other CEOs

Blazing a trail in your industry is exhilarating, but there are times when it can be lonely. With Blinkist, you become part of a community of other entrepreneurs who are already using the app to help them be the best they can be, while growing their companies into unicorns! Discover the secret weapon that hundreds of other CEOs use to get — and stay — ahead of the game. Learn from the best in their fields and become part of a secret club of outstanding entrepreneurs.

With all the best concepts from the world’s smartest people at your fingertips, or in your ears, there’s nothing to stop you becoming a knowledgeable, successful entrepreneurial hero just like all your idols. Become someone else’s startup icon! Download the Blinkist app now, and get to the top, fast!

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