Blinkist Must Listen Books: Everyday I listen to a new Blinkist to start off my morning, it’s an easy 12-15 minutes that put me in the right mindset. I will begin sharing my daily Blinkist with you each week. Which will compile weekly ‘Blinkist Must Listen to Books’ which are my favorite books on the Blinkist app… Are they the best books? Time will tell, there’s so many.
How you start your morning has a major impact on the remainder of your day, thus, hopefully some of you find this useful. We all want to read more, but how many of us make the time. Blinkist makes it easy to read a summary of popular books in usually just 12-15 minutes.
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Almost none of us have the time to read everything we’d like to read. Yet we lose countless hours to activities that bring us little joy such as commuting, chores and staring at our phones. What if we could turn these little blocks of unallocated time into precious and rewarding moments for learning and reflection? Founded in 2012 by four friends, Blinkist now connects 19-million readers worldwide to the biggest ideas from bestselling nonfiction via 15-minute audio and text. So what makes us tick?
You get the key insights from a nonfiction book in just 15-minutes, in text or audio to fit the different parts of your day.
Blinkist Must Listen to Books: Week 1
The Age of Cryptocurrency gives an overview of the history and nature of Bitcoin. It explores the definition of “money” and explains the dramatic impacts that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin will have on our economy and the world at large.
What is money, exactly? It’s not the bills in your wallet. Those bills don’t have any inherent value – they’re just bits of paper. So why can you buy goods and services with them?
Blockchain (2019) takes a look at what many are calling the most groundbreaking technological innovation since the Internet, the blockchain. It breaks down how this unhackable digital ledger works, how it inherently subverts traditional hierarchies, and why experts think it could radically affect businesses, governments, banking, culture, and communication.
Blockchain Revolution sheds light on a new technology that may soon change the way we bank and do business. Blockchain is the technology behind the Bitcoin – but it could be so much more. If we utilize it fully, we could do away with costly middlemen and create a transparent financial system free from the endless corruption and dark money that plagues the world.
Blockchain Chicken Farm (2020) is an examination of the way technology is entangled with everyday life. This sweeping survey of life in rural China unpacks the social, political, and economic changes we can expect in the twenty-first century.
Charlie Munger (2015) is your guide to understanding the strategies and principles that for years have guided Warren Buffett’s financial partner, Charlie Munger, considered one of the world’s most successful investors. These blinks introduce you to the Graham value investing system that Munger uses, explain the importance of patience and courage, and show you how to make smart decisions using interdisciplinary knowledge.
The 80/20 Principle (1997) was named one of GQ’s Top 25 Business Books of the Twentieth Century. It’s about the 80/20 principle, which says that 80 percent of results are generated by just 20 percent of effort. This phenomenon has huge implications for every area of life, as it helps single out the most important factors in any situation.
For example, many businesses have found that 20 percent of their product range actually accounts for 80 percent of their profits.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016) concentrates on living a better life by caring about fewer things. In this book, based on his influential blog, Mark Manson explains the few simple rules that will help anyone lead a happier, less stressful existence.
Do what you want, not all you can.
Blinkist Must Listen to Books: Week 2
Everything is F*cked (2019) is a no-holds-barred look at the state of the modern human condition and why so many feel like the world is a lot worse off than it really is. Author Mark Manson looks to pillars of human philosophy, including Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche, to reveal how both the trappings of modern society and concepts such as hope have people focused on the wrong things in life.
Resilience (2013) points the way to the true path to success. Making your dreams come true isn’t something that only happens in fairy tales; if you’re willing to put in the hard work and not shy away at the first sign of difficulty, you can pursue your dreams and live the life you’ve always wanted. All it takes is resilience – the ability to keep moving forward even when your inner voice is trying to stop you.
Unshakeable (2017) is a helpful beginner’s guide to navigating the murky waters of today’s financial markets. You’ll discover practical rules and a series of core principles that will put you on the right path to making smart investments and improving your financial well-being. Don’t be afraid of the stock market; rather, put it to work for you and your future.
The 10X Rule (2011) provides clear indications for how to best plan your road to success. These blinks will teach you why this little-known strategy works and how to put it into action, while also giving you the tools you need to become more successful than you ever thought possible.
The 10X rule means investing ten times more and reaching ten times further.
The Bitcoin Standard (2018) traces the story of money, from the very first rock currencies to the Victorians’ love affair with gold and today’s new kid on the block – digital cryptocurrency. Saifedean Ammous, an economist convinced that we need to embrace the forgotten virtues of sound money, believes Bitcoin might just be the future. Like yesteryear’s gold reserves, it has unique properties that mean it’s ideally placed to act as a medium of exchange that can’t be manipulated by bumbling governments. And that’s great news if we want to return our economies to stability and growth and put the cycle of boom and bust behind us.
How to Win Friends & Influence People (1936) provides a masterclass in managing and dealing with people. From making a good first impression to disagreeing effectively, it contains all you need to know about becoming skillful, pleasant, and assured in your personal and business dealings.
Praise is more effective than criticism.
The Untethered Soul is all about you: your feelings, thoughts and consciousness. By drawing on different spiritual practices, this book explains how you can navigate your own mind, get in touch with yourself and become your own master, to ultimately achieve enlightenment.
Listen to your thoughts, but understand that they don’t define you.