One of my biggest passions is to read books. Especially when I am able to access information related to potential problems that I may be dealing with and trying to resolve in my company (i.e. product development, marketing, HR, leadership, etc). Unfortunately now between work and family I have less time to read books...
I recently discovered the mobile app Blinkist which distills the key insights of 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful 15-minute reads or listens. I thought it was a good way to gain access to powerful insights on the go. Especially when I am commuting to work or when I am in between meetings.
My concern using this app is that I am not sure how much it really covers per book and if it leaves a lot of useful information out.
HAs anyone here used Blinkist? Any other apps that you would recommend over Blinkist?
I've used Blinkist. I enjoyed it, but I didn't continue my subscription after the first year. I found it made the books a little too sparse for my tastes. In general, business books are pretty fluffy with lots of reputation and explanation that isn't necessary, but I do appreciate an anecdote occasionally to drive home a new concept.
I'd like to find something that splits the difference between Blinkist and the original book. ;-)
Devon- many thanks for your response. I do agree that it is hard to cover an entire book in just 15 minutes. I actually did listen to some books that I had read in the past and there was a lot of good stuff missing in there.
In any case, so far my experience with Blinkist has been a good one and plan to continue using it for now. Keep me posted in the event you come across a better solution in terms of splitting the difference between Blinkist and the original book.
I did not like it in particular. If I need a short information about something I have youtube, Investopedia and many other resources. If I read a (non-fiction) book it's either because I need depth and details, or because I enjoy it. Blinkist provides me neither