My Favourite Apps – Part II

This is my second post in a series on my favourite smart phone apps.

Here’s one for folks who are seriously pressed for time (aren’t we all?) but who are still trying to keep up with non-fiction reading. Blinkist provides access to 15-minute summaries of books on a range of topics, including leadership, politics, marketing, parenting, nutrition, technology, psychology and so forth.

The summaries are prepared by Blinkist’s team of experts – they refer to themselves as “life librarians” – who read about 1000 books per year and distil each book into its key insights.

I tested it out on a book that I had already – “Bold” by Peter Diamandis – and I have to say, the summary did capture the key points of the book.

Blinkist includes both written and audio reviews of books. If you’re not sure where to start, Blinkist is continually highlighting top reads in each genre.

There is a fee, as this is a premium app, but you may find it’s worthwhile if you want to expand your options for continual learning.

Lesha Van Der Bij (@LVanDerBij) is CEO & Founder of Optimize Legal – keeping law firms and businesses up-to-date on changes to the law.

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