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Get daily 15 minute book summaries in self help, business, marketing, health and more! Listen to them while commuting to work or at the gym.
8 mins ago
Summary of "The Culture Code" by Daniel Coyle | Free Audiobook
A guide to implementing three key skills into any group environment, whether it be in the workplace or even in the world of crime, group dynamics are critical for success. Working in groups is a part of everyday life. Whether you work in the corporate world or the local restaurant down the street, you must interact with others and work together to ensure the success of the company. A bad group dynamic can rapidly turn the company culture from a positive one to a toxic one. However, after years of research, Daniel Coyle has cracked the code of success and shares the three traits that all successful groups incorporate: safety, vulnerability, and purpose. In each chapter, Coyle lays out the importance of each skill and gives actionable advice on how to implement these skills into any group scenario. Learn how to create a safe work environment through communication and vulnerability, and learn why a cheesy catchphrase could be the key to establishing a sense of purpose in any group scenario. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
1 day ago
Summary of "The Path Made Clear" by Oprah Winfrey | Free Audiobook
Oprah’s guide to life. America often looks to Oprah for advice; The Path Made Clear (2019) is her latest installment in a long history of giving us the wisdom we seek. By following the principles Oprah outlines in The Path Made Clear, you’ll learn how to embark on a spiritual journey, find peace of mind, and fulfill your life’s true purpose. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
2 days ago
Summary of "Let Love Have the Last Word" by Common | Free Audiobook
Discover the rapper Common’s memoir. “Let love have the last word” is a wonderful motto to live by. And the rapper Common believes these words have been his guiding mantra throughout his life. Let Love Have the Last Word (2019) tells the story of his faith, family, and career while expounding on his life philosophy. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
3 days ago
Summary of "The Promise of a Pencil" by Adam Braun | Free Audiobook
Founded on just $25, international charity Pencils of Promise has built more than 200 schools in developing countries around the world. This book tells the story of the charity’s growth and the mission of its founder, Adam Braun The Promise of a Pencil illustrates the simple key theories that characterize Adam Braun’s inspiring mission. In addition to telling the story of Braun’s charity, the principles outlined in this book will guide readers to find their passion, maximize their potential, and live a life full of joy and meaning through serving others. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
3 days ago
Summary of "The Hour Between Dog and Wolf" by John Coates | Free Audiobook
How Risk Taking Transforms Us, Body and Mind Former Wall Street trader turned Cambridge neuroscientist John Coates explains what happens to our minds and bodies when we take risks, specifically financial risks. By analyzing the behavior of stock-market traders, Coates shows how our hormones influence our daily lives and the risks we take. When you understand how hormones play a critical role in your everyday life, you can learn how to better handle stress and make better decisions. Through The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, Coates aims to explain the bubbles and crashes of the stock market concerning our physiology and biochemical processes. In the end, you’ll learn that the key lessons can apply to more than just trading on the market floor. As you read, you’ll learn whether or not you can rely on your gut feelings, why more women should work in the financial world, and how testosterone negatively impacts a man's risk-taking. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
5 days ago
Summary of "Stuffocation" by James Wallman | Free Audiobook
Discover how you can find more to life by having less. How often do we associate happiness with material possessions? Okay, maybe most of us understand that money can’t buy us happiness, but does that still deter us from wanting the latest model of that cool car, or the bigger house in the nicer neighborhood, or the latest television or cell phone? Our society has become ingrained into thinking that we need the newest models, some of us even believe success comes in the possessions that we hold. This has led to a destructive way of life which author James Wallman calls Stuffocation. As we accumulate material goods, we clutter our houses damaging our mental health and putting our lives in danger. Luckily, society is largely moving away from the consumerism of our past, but how can we become happier while still boosting our economy? Wallman has the solution to cure us of stuffocation while simultaneously contributing to the economy. Keep reading to find out how stuffocation can lead to serious mental illness, how we became so materialistic in the first place, and lastly, how to cure yourself and find a lifetime of peace and happiness. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
6 days ago
Summary of "The Referral Engine" by John Jantsch | Free Audiobook
Learn how to teach your business to market itself. If your business is struggling to grow, then it’s time to unleash the power of word-of-mouth marketing. In today’s world, online marketing and advertising are becoming more and more unreliable as people grow increasingly distrustful in the world of fake news and “too good to be trues.” Instead, people turn to the people they trust for recommendations about companies they know and love. And these referrals are powerful enough to turn your start-up company into the next success. Through John Jantsch’s The Referral Engine, you’ll learn the six essential aspects of making your company “referral worthy” that will turn your business into a success. As you read, you’ll learn why humans are hardwired to make referrals, why being different is essential, and how partnering with other businesses is crucial for propelling your success. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 19, 2021
Summary of "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg | Free Audiobook
An inside look at how the human brain influences our everyday decisions and how we can unlock our potential and adapt our habits to enact positive change. A graduate of both Yale and Harvard, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Charles Duhigg introduces how you can overcome the power of habit in his New York Times bestseller, The Power of Habit. With insight, experience, and research, Duhigg teaches us how to adapt our habits which make up 40 percent of what we do every day! 40 percent of our day is spent on behaviors which are normally unconscious, now imagine the potential of putting that 40 percent of your behavior under your control and the opportunities become endless. Duhigg believes that changing one small habit can have a snowball effect on the rest of your decisions, leading to endless positive improvements in your life. Through willpower and belief, you can take the necessary actions to adapt your habits and be on your way to living a better, positive life. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 18, 2021
Summary of "No Self, No Problem!" by Chris Niebauer | Free Audiobook
Buddhism posits that there’s no such thing as one continuous self. No Self, No Problem (2019) draws on recent psychological research to show how modern psychology actually affirms this core tenet of Buddhism as scientific truth. Blending neuroscientific data with the foundational principles of Buddhism, Chris Niebauer presents evidence that our sense of self is, in fact, part social construct, part delusion. Offering examples of research which confirms that our concept of the self is merely a mirage generated by the language centers of our brains, Niebauer destabilizes our understanding of ourselves and asks us to question how self-improvement works if there is no such thing as one concrete, stable self. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 17, 2021
Summary of "Will it Make the Boat Go Faster?" by Ben Hunt-Davis and Harriet Beveridge | Free Audiobook
Discover Olympic-winning strategies for crushing your goals and accomplishing your wildest dreams. Do you ever wonder how people achieve some of the greatest successes? For instance, how do Olympic champions reach their goals? Well, achieving such feats doesn’t have to be impossible or seem so out of reach. Olympic gold medalist Ben Hunt-Davis and Executive Harriet Beveridge team up to teach you exactly how to crush your goals. Whether you want to win an Olympic gold medal or simply spend more time with your children, you can use the following strategies to better your life and reach your goals. Throughout Will it Make the Boat Go Faster? you can learn the proven strategies to break down your goals, make them within reach, and discover the motivation to never lose sight of your dreams. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 16, 2021
Summary of "Works Well With Others" by Ross McCammon | Free Audiobook
Learn how to shake hands, shut up, and other crucial skills in business that no one ever teaches you. Remember that feeling you got on the first day of a new job? Or even that feeling during an interview? You feel awkward, anxious, and you may even feel a little out of place...like an outsider. Author Ross McCammon experienced this feeling when he unexpectedly transitioned from working at an in-flight magazine in Dallas, Texas to a dream job at Esquire in New York City. Unaware of big-business norms, the transition proved to be anxiety-inducing and full of awkward encounters. Eventually, he learned that everyone feels ill-equipped at some point in their career and learned how to navigate his new workplace. Today, he shares his advice on everything, including how to make a good impression at an interview and how to handle small talk in everyday social settings. Through McCammon’s advice, you can learn how to tackle potentially awkward and scary situations with confidence and make a lasting impression. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 15, 2021
Summary of "The No Asshole Rule" by Robert I. Sutton | Free Audiobook
Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One that Isn’t How do you react when you meet a mean-spirited person? If you’re anything like author Robert Sutton, you probably think: “Wow, what an asshole!” Maybe you call them something else, like bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, or egomaniacs. But overall, asshole seems to best capture the fear and loathing you have for these nasty people. Unfortunately, most of us have to deal with assholes in the workplace, and Sutton aims to show how destructive these people are to their colleagues and organizations. You’ll learn how to keep these types of jerks out of the workplace as well as how to handle the ones you are stuck with. As you read, you’ll learn the total cost of assholes in business, why emotionally distancing yourself is key, and how sometimes being an asshole can be effective. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free b…
Feb 14, 2021
Summary of "Living the 80/20 Way" by Richard Koch | Free Audiobook
Learn how living the 80/20 way can help you find happiness and success by simply doing less. Like most people in today's society, you may be tired of the daily grind. You simply wake up, head to work, sit at your desk all day, head home, eat dinner, go to bed, and do it all again the next day. There has to be more, right? Well, according to Koch, we are living life all wrong; instead of working to live, we live to work. We spend most of our time exerting our energy at work, only to find that when we get home, we are too exhausted and to give our best selves to our families and friends. Here’s where the 80/20 principle comes in. The 80/20 principle refers to the observation that roughly 80 percent of results stem from 20 percent of causes. For example, the world’s top 20 percent of people generate 80 percent of the world’s wealth. While this principle has been used successfully in the business and economics world, it can now be applied to the lives of any individual. In other wo…
Feb 13, 2021
Summary of "We Are The Nerds" by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin | Free Audiobook
An inside-look on Reddit’s tumultuous, yet successful life as a company changed the way people communicate and think about the internet. Have you ever heard of the online platform Reddit? Many people haven’t, but surprisingly, it’s become the sixth most-viewed website in the United States. However, success didn’t come easy. In We Are The Nerds, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin discusses the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit. The book covers the creators, Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, as they were given an idea and loan and created one of the most visited websites in today’s world. But when Reddit became an offensive space for hatred, violence, sex, and antisemitism, the stress of how to address the user’s freedom of speech became difficult to navigate. Now, with censorship rules and new profitable elements, Reddit has become a $1.8 billion company and has become the unofficial “front page” of the internet. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our ap…
Feb 12, 2021
Summary of "The Sell" by Fredrik Eklund | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sell anything to anyone, then this is the book for you! Crafted through the personal experience of New York City’s top real estate agent, The Sell (2015) concentrates on rising to the top through superior sales strategies which are backed by science. But something else makes Fredrik Eklund’s philosophy unique: his belief that success isn’t determined by your strategy alone, but rather the cultivation of a healthy and positive work-life balance. Arguing that the quality of your lifestyle determines the quality of your sell, Eklund lays out his life-changing top tips for revolutionizing your holistic health and learning the art of the sell. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 11, 2021
Summary of "The Post-Truth Business" by Sean Pillot de Chenecey | Free Audiobook
An informational guide on how brands can move forward and regain the trust of consumers in an increasingly “post-truth” world. Since the Nixon and Reagan administrations, the trust between people and institutions has been rapidly declining. Now living in a post-truth world, people are becoming increasingly skeptical of brands as they become aware of unethical business practices and of companies that simply want to make a quick buck. As consumers search for companies that align with their core values, how can brands show they can be trusted? By taking responsible approaches to customer privacy and data storage, advertising honestly, and seeming genuinely socially conscious, brands can turn that mistrust into authentic connections. Brands can ensure their success through authenticity, transparency, respect for privacy, and a demonstration of empathy. With these key elements, brands can begin rebuilding the trust of skeptical consumers. Do you want more free book summaries like this…
Feb 10, 2021
Summary of "Learn or Die" by Edward D. Hess | Free Audiobook
Why learning is essential to survival. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks… or can you? Edward D. Hess posits that you can and that you absolutely should if you want to succeed in today’s competitive business world. Learn or Die (2014) affirms that life-long learning is the key to future success and outlines Hess’ tips for cultivating a love of learning. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 9, 2021
Summary of "Keto Answers" by Anthony Gustin and Chris Irvin | Free Audiobook
Simplifying Everything You Need to Know About the World’s Most Confusing Diet. Are you looking to lose fat and improve your health? Are you curious about how the keto diet can help you do just that? If you’ve been on social media lately or even watched the news, you’ve likely heard countless success stories from people who have gone keto. Not only does the keto diet promise to help you lose weight, but it also promises to boost your brainpower and increase your energy. Unfortunately, you’ve likely heard about the dangers of the keto diet too. That's because a quick Google search on keto will produce an overwhelming amount of conflicting information, so how can you know what to believe? Should you eat a lot of protein or not? Is keto safe long term? What happens when you stop the diet? To answer these questions and more, Keto Answers aims to teach you everything you need to know to be successful with the ketogenic diet. Successfully adopting the keto diet means finally losing f…
Feb 8, 2021
Summary of "The Beginning of Infinity" by David Deutsch | Free Audiobook
The Beginning of Infinity invites readers to explore the evolution of scientific thought through a critical study of the human search for knowledge as articulated by leading physicist David Deutsch. Physicist David Deutsch posits that all progress-- whether linguistic, scientific, or philosophical in nature-- stems from the marvelous and persistent human quest for knowledge. Taking readers on a journey through the boundless depths of human creativity, Deutsch explores the concept of knowledge as “the beginning of infinity.” Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 7, 2021
Summary of "The Second Mountain" by David Brooks | Free Audiobook
New York Times writer David Brooks describes the first stage of adult life, from your 20s to your 40s, as the “First Mountain”. This period is characterized by establishing your career, building your professional and private life, and establishing yourself. But what happens once you’ve done that? What is your direction after that? This is what Brooks calls the “Second Mountain. For Brooks this period is about service to others. To your friends, to your spouse, and to your community. This period is characterized by commitments, profession and personal, religious and intellectual. Brooks takes the standpoint of a mentor who has passed into this second mountain, more patient and maybe a little wiser, offering his thoughts and advice. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 6, 2021
Summary of "You Are A Badass" by Jen Sincero | Free Audiobook
A popular self-help guide to help you improve your life by changing your mindset and unleashing the power of the universe. Stop doubting your greatness. Jen Sincero knows that you have the power to become the badass you always knew you could be. She knows you have the power inside you to unlock your greatness through changing your mindset and connecting with the Universe in ways you never had before. Throughout You Are A Badass, Jen gives sage advice to stop your self-sabotaging thoughts and begin unleashing the power of positive energy to improve your life. Figure out why you are the way you are, how to love what you can’t change, and how to use the Force to kick some ass. Create the life you deserve and the life you’ve always desired. Start now, and fall in love with your life. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 5, 2021
Summary of "Bulletproof Diet" by Dave Asprey | Free Audiobook
The Bulletproof Diet provides an engaging step-by-step guide to unlocking your body’s maximum potential through the cultivation of a new diet plan that will supercharge your weight-loss efforts in addition to providing you with better sleep, exercise, and emotional health. . If you’ve ever wanted to unlock the potential of your mind and body, this is the diet for you! Dave Asprey’s groundbreaking formula, The Bulletproof Diet, will show you how to maximize your body’s potential through a few simple life-changing steps, including putting butter in your coffee, eating more fats and carbs, and revitalizing your exercise routine through short, high-intensity workouts. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 4, 2021
Summary of "The Plant Paradox" by Steven R. Gundry, M.D. | Free Audiobook
The revolutionary program that cures your body inside-out by identifying and eliminating harmful foods like vegetables and grains from your diet. While most of us have heard of gluten, a protein found in wheat which causes widespread inflammation throughout the body. People all over the world have educated themselves about the dangers of gluten and have spent time and money and made sacrifices to adapt to a gluten-free lifestyle. Well, Dr. Steven Gundry is here to tell you that you’ve got it all wrong. While gluten can be harmful in many ways, Dr. Gundry reveals that another common, highly toxic protein is doing far more damage to our bodies. The plant-based protein, lectin, which is found in many of the healthy foods we ingest daily, is responsible for instigating a war inside our bodies. Few people know of the dangers of lectin, but Dr. Gundry has successfully cured tens of thousands of people of auto-immune diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and more by adopting The Plant Paradox…
Feb 4, 2021
Summary of "The Airbnb Story" by Leigh Gallagher | Free Audiobook
Shaking up the status quo one vacation at a time. Have you ever looked at companies like Airbnb and thought, “I wonder how they came up with that?” Well, this book is here with the answer! Because although it may surprise you, Airbnb is actually more radical than you might think! That’s why this book tells the surprising story of the three college buddies who brought Airbnb to life and disrupted the entire hotel industry in the process. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 3, 2021
Summary of "Why I am a Hindu" by Shashi Tharoor | Free Audiobook
Why I am a Hindu (2018) is a masterful reflection on the impact of religion on one’s personal and national identity. In Why I am a Hindu, Shashi Tharoor, one of India’s leading politicians, offers a personal reflection on how his relationship with Hinduism shapes both his personal and national identities along with his political ideology. Unpacking the 4,000-year-old history of his religion in an accessible manner for beginners, Tharoor charts the progression of Hinduism in modern day and attacks the Hindutva movement which he argues is perverting the sacred tradition of Hinduism today. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 2, 2021
Summary of "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever looked at someone else and wondered, “What’s their secret to success?” this book is the key to discovering that secret for yourself. Dedicated to exploring the questions that drive (and torment) human existence, The Secret (2006) explores such topics as, “What’s the secret to success?”, “What’s the meaning of life?”, and “How can I become my best self?” By laying out Rhonda Byrne’s theory of the forces that guide the universe and how to discover your place within it, The Secret provides readers with a practical toolkit for taking control of their future, unlocking your optimum state of happiness, and discovering your full potential. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 1, 2021
Summary of "Modern Romance" by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg | Free Audiobook
An analysis of dating in the digital age and how online dating has changed the way younger people approach love and romance. How did you find love? How are you seeking love? Nowadays it’s become increasingly common for young people to find love online, and with that comes new obstacles and hurdles that prior generations never experienced. Some of our problems are unique to our time, “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods?” With an endless sea of potential soul mates, young people have become pickier than ever and search through their matches with a fine-tooth comb. Throughout Modern Romance, Stand-up comedian, Aziz Ansari, digs deep to explore modern romance in the digital age. Through research and personal experience, Ansari presents his findings and discusses how dating has changed throughout the decades. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download o…
Jan 31, 2021
Summary of "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by Nicholas Boothman | Free Audiobook
Learn the art of forming fast and meaningful connections. Everybody wants to be liked and everybody knows you only get one shot at a first impression. So, how do you make that impression a good one, especially when you’re introducing yourself on the fly? How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less (2000) is your handy-dandy pocket guide to making a stellar first impression and gaining new friends. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 30, 2021
Summary of "The Desire Map" by Danielle LaPorte | Free Audiobook
The Desire Map (2014) invites you to channel the power of your passion into the development of a positive future. Acknowledging that we all want things in life, Danielle LaPorte’s guidebook to personal development will teach you how to control your desires instead of letting them control you. By applying self-awareness to your understanding of your desires, you can create what LaPorte calls “goals with soul” and generate extra motivation, positivity, and confidence in your life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 29, 2021
Summary of "Lying" by Sam Harris | Free Audiobook
Learn why lying is so pervasive in our society and what we can do to stop it. People lie all the time. We lie to each other. We lie to ourselves. We tell white lies, fibs, and whoppers. And sometimes, we lie so much that we completely lose sight of the truth. Lying (2011) is a critical analysis of humanity’s deceptions. Examining lies on both the macro and microscopic levels, Sam Harris’ investigation considers the prevalence of untruths in our society and why they have to stop. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 28, 2021
Summary of "The Science of Storytelling" by Will Storr | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wanted to learn what makes a truly great storyteller and how you can become one yourself, The Science of Storytelling can take you on a journey behind the scenes. Debunking the illusion that only certain gifted people can tell a good story, Will Storr investigates the scientific and psychological principles which craft a compelling story. Exploring such topics as how to grab your audience’s attention and create a relatable character, The Science of Storytelling tackles everything you’ll need to create an original story of your own. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 27, 2021
Summary of "Yes, And" by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton | Free Audiobook
Ever wonder the key to success in today’s ever-changing world? Of course, you could look at some of the most successful business leaders of today, but what worked for them might not work for you. Instead, looking to principles of improvisation could be your key to success! While it might sound crazy at first, let’s take a closer look. What makes for a successful improv scene? Without a script, the actors on stage are forced to support one another, listen to each other, and build upon their ideas. They must also be creative, productive, and think on the spot to solve a problem. Now can you see how these traits can make for a successful business? Executives at The Second City, the company that has trained popular actors including John Belushi and Tina Fey, are now revealing their top techniques and insights for using improvisation strategies in business. Learn the importance of answering questions with "Yes, And," how building a team hinders collaboration, and why listening is one of…
Jan 26, 2021
Summary of "The Genius of Opposites" by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler | Free Audiobook
The Genius of Opposites (2015) provides a refreshing new take on the old saying “opposites attract” and invites us to consider the innovative partnerships that can be forged when introverts and extroverts learn to work together. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler’s revolutionary theory explores the genius of combining two seemingly incompatible personality types: introverts and extroverts. Exploring case studies of successful (and hopelessly doomed) partnerships comprised of opposites, Kahnweiler provides a five step strategy called the “ABCDE method” that will teach readers to accept differences, resolve conflicts, and celebrate the potential of others to create amazing partnerships. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 25, 2021
Summary of "The World Beyond Your Head" by Matthew B. Crawford | Free Audiobook
Unplug to discover the benefits of introspection. Do you ever feel as though you’re living in an age of constant distraction? As if the notifications on your phone are being uploaded directly to your brain? This can often leave us feeling like our brain has too many tabs open and it’s not long before that feeling gets overwhelming. As a result, it’s hardly surprising that many of us lack the time and mental energy to devote to personal development. But Crawford aims to change that. The World Beyond Your Head (2014) is a how-to guide for thriving in the modern world. Packed with critical research about technology’s impact on our attention span, memory, relationships, and more, Crawford’s analysis provides practical steps for building a healthy relationship with technology and learning how to disconnect while delving inward. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook…
Jan 24, 2021
Summary of "Never Enough" by Judith Grisel | Free Audiobook
Learn about the science behind addiction. Addiction is characterized by the feeling of never having enough. That’s why we consume more and more of an addictive substance, after all. But have you ever wondered why our brains feel that way? Or why some people are predisposed to addictive tendencies while others aren’t? Dr. Judith Grisel’s research unlocks these mysteries by unpacking the science behind addiction. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 23, 2021
Summary of "The Book of Why" by Judea Pearl and Dana MacKenzie | Free Audiobook
As humans, our instinct is to ask the questions “why” and “what if?” As you go about your day, you might ask yourself, “If I take this aspirin, will my headache go away?” or “What did I eat that made my stomach hurt?” You might even ask questions about the past too like, “What if I left my house just a few minutes earlier, would I have made my flight?” Whenever we ask questions like these, we are dealing with cause and effect relationships, or how certain factors lead to various results. In the scientific community, “Correlation is not causation” has been the mantra chanted by scientists for more than a century, prohibiting causal talk in many classrooms and scientific studies. Today, however, we have gone through a Causal Revolution instigated by author Judea Pearl and his colleagues. Through The Book of Why, Pearl shows us how his work in causal relationships will allow us to explore the world in more ways than one. It also shows us that the key to artificial…
Jan 22, 2021
Summary of "How to Win at the Sport of Business" by Mark Cuban | Free Audiobook
If you have ever watched an episode of Shark Tank, then you know who Mark Cuban is. The entrepreneurial billionaire and co-owner of the Dallas Mavericks. However, Cuban didn’t start his journey to success with a lot. In fact, when he moved to Dallas, he had almost nothing to his name, he had been fired from several jobs, and he was forced to sleep on the floor of his friend’s apartment. So how did he go from nothing to owning an NBA basketball team? In How to Win at the Sport of Business, Mark Cuban shares his knowledge and personal experience of the business world and offers invaluable tips on how to make your small business a great success. As you read, you’ll learn how business is just like basketball, how lowering prices can be a good business strategy, and why being a whiner is one of the best ways to spark change. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summari…
Jan 21, 2021
Summary of "The Code of the Extraordinary Mind" by Vishen Lakhiani | Free Audiobook
A self-help guide to learning how to break free from the shackles of society and seek happiness and success by adopting the code of the extraordinary mind. What if I told you that all the ideas you think you know about love, education, religion, and happiness are all a bunch of Brules? That’s Lakhiani’s term for bulls**t rules. Generations and generations of people continue to pass these Brules down, but whose decision was it to continue following these outdated customs? These rules are long past their expiration date and it’s time to abandon them. Lakhiani suggests that everything we know about the world is shaped by habit and conformist beliefs, everything from love, work, religion, health, parenting, and more. It’s time to look past these rules and redefine your happiness and purpose. What could your life look like if you abandoned what you think you knew and created a new life for yourself? Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https…
Jan 20, 2021
Summary of "How to Make a Killing on Kindle" by Michael Alvear | Free Audiobook
Learn how to turn your ebook into a bestseller So, you’ve written a book. And now you want people to read it! If you’re not sure how to make that happen, How to Make a Killing on Kindle (2018) is your guide! A compilation of handy, actionable steps proven by the author’s firsthand experience, Michael Alvear’s anthology of success tips will help you turn your book into a bestseller! Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 19, 2021
Summary of "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis | Free Audiobook
The self-help guide for women who want to stop lying to themselves, unlock their potential, stop settling and follow their dreams. Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be. In Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis spells out all the lies that she and other women tell themselves every day. Lies like “I’ll start tomorrow,” or “I’m not good enough.” Rachel explains why these are just lies you tell yourself which prevents you from becoming the person you were meant to be. A mixture of memoir, motivational tips, and common-sense girl talk, Rachel tells you like it is. She provides the harsh truth to motivate you to unlock your potential and ultimately, stop lying to yourself. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 18, 2021
Summary of "MONEY: Master The Game" by Tony Robbins | Free Audiobook
A guide to mastering your money by learning the ins and outs of investments that will allow you to live the lifestyle you want and achieve financial freedom. Is your money working hard or hardly working? Ideally, your money should work for you, making you money while you sleep. But how can you do this? Simply leaving your money in a bank will never guarantee financial success, instead, investing your money is the key to earning financial independence. Let it sit and watch it grow! It’s not as easy as it sounds, and for many, investing seems too overwhelming. But Tony Robbins is here to spell it out for you and expel the myths about investments that many people believe. For instance, it does not take money to make money, anyone can begin their path to financial freedom no matter how many or few assets they have. Get started now, master your money, and climb the financial mountain to success. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.…
Jan 17, 2021
Summary of "Txtng" by David Crystal | Free Audiobook
Engage with the debate about texting and social media. Texting: do you love it or hate it? The advent of social media and instant digital communication has always incited strong feelings. Whether it’s led by people who feel that text abbreviations are corrupting the English language or those who feel that the world is moving too quickly, texting has always had its detractors. But Txtng (2008) stands as a staunch supporter of digital communication as David Crystal outlines the reasons why texting is an improvement, not a detraction, to the English language and society as a whole. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 16, 2021
Summary of "You Are Not Your Brain" by Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Rebecca Gladding | Free Audiobook
Written for anyone who’s ever experienced intrusive thoughts or anxiety, neuroscientists Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Rebecca Gladding challenge the neural wiring that creates these thoughts in an effort to equip readers for fighting them. By providing readers with a toolkit called the Four Step Method, Schwartz and Gladding teach us to free ourselves from toxic thought patterns by simply relabeling, reframing, refocusing, and revaluing our thoughts. Exploring therapeutic techniques and neural concepts such as self-directing neuroplasticity with accessibility and ease, You Are Not Your Brain invites readers to disengage from negative self-talk and remember that the lies produced by our brains do not define our self-worth. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 15, 2021
Summary of "True North" by Bill George | Free Audiobook
Discover your Authentic Leadership. How do you become an authentic leader? How is it that some people are born natural leaders while others struggle to make the right decisions? Well, Bill George interviewed 125 great leaders and learned that they all share one thing in common: they make the right decisions based on what’s important to them. This might seem vague, so let’s explain. Each leader follows their True North or their internal compass. Your True North represents who you are as a human being, it is the fixed point that helps you stay on track as a leader. It is based on your values, your passions, and your motivations. When you follow your True North, your leadership will be authentic, and people will naturally want to associate with you and follow you. So whenever you feel overwhelmed and as if the world is spinning uncontrollably around you, following your True North can put you back on track. As you read, you’ll learn how to become self-aware, how to set your leadersh…
Jan 14, 2021
Summary of "Genius" by James Gleick | Free Audiobook
Learn about the life and work of America’s underrated genius. Richard Feynman might not be a household name, but he’s still a name you need to know! Genius (2011) explores Feynman’s life and contributions to the field of theoretical physics. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 13, 2021
Summary of "Selfie" by Will Storr | Free Audiobook
An informational guide to the history of the idealized perfect self and the rise of a narcissistic generation obsessed with selfies and personal brands. What’s your idea of your perfect self? Well, our culture believes it’s someone slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted, and popular. Just take a look at your Instagram feed and you’ll find a large portion of successful influencers portraying themselves in this way. Even more, you can become this person yourself, the world is limitless and you are the source of your own success. However, this model can be incredibly dangerous to our self-esteem and our society as we see an increase in depression and suicide. But where did this modern ideal come from? Who invented this idea of the perfect self? Will Storr explores where this idea came from and transports us from the times of Ancient Greece to the self-esteem evangelists of the 1980s, to finally the rise of the selfie generation where he explores the increase of narcissism and individ…
Jan 12, 2021
Summary of "Ultimate Guide to Local Business Marketing" by Perry Marshall and Talor Zamir | Free Audiobook
Learn how to build a strong online ad strategy by maximizing Google Ads and creating a website that turns leads into conversions. Do you own a local business? Perhaps you own a boutique, a local repair shop, or a small café. If so, how do you bring business through your door? You likely do everything you can to get the word out about your company, including handing out business cards, working with other local businesses, utilizing the power of social media, and definitely building a website. You know the potential that online advertising can bring, you use Google to answer just about every question that you have, right? So how can you ensure that your business pops up when someone searches for a particular service? Well, throughout this summary, you’ll learn how to get your business in the top search results on Google as well as how to get more customers into your shop. You will learn the proven strategies that work in turning your online presence into strong lead conversions. Thro…
Jan 11, 2021
Summary of "Range" by David Epstein | Free Audiobook
Discover Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World In today’s modern world, people are feeling the pressure to excel and specialize in a certain area. Constantly, people hear about the importance of choosing a niche and becoming an expert in that area. However, sportswriter David Epstein uses research and real-life stories to argue that businesses today need generalists, not specialists. So what’s a generalist? A generalist is a person who has experience in many different areas, someone who took a bit longer to find out what they are good at and what they enjoy. These people are often more creative and can make connections across different fields that specialists often miss. As a result, generalists are more powerful and innovative, allowing them to become better problem solvers and forecasters. So instead of trying to specialize early in your career, it’s best to explore different interests and become knowledgeable in many areas. As you read, you’ll learn the myth of get…
Jan 10, 2021
Summary of "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" by Samin Nosrat | Free Audiobook
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat colors outside the lines of the traditional cookbook by asking you to challenge everything you know about cooking through a guide that’s part culinary interrogation and part cookbook. If you’ve ever wondered about the “why” behind the science of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the cookbook for you! Perfect for those who would rather theorize about cooking than actual cook, Samin Nosrat transcends the traditional practice of simply providing you with recipes. Instead, this study breaks down the critical principles behind each of the four titular ingredients and offers an accessible explanation of why they’re vital to every culinary process. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 9, 2021
Summary of "Unlimited Memory" by Kevin Horsley | Free Audiobook
Learn how to use advanced learning strategies to learn faster, remember more and be more productive. How often do you find yourself trying to remember something you think you should know? You’ve met that person before, but why can’t you remember her name? Maybe you struggle to remember birthdays and other important dates, did you forget your wedding anniversary again this year? It happens to the best of us, luckily, there’s a way to never forget anything ever again. Unlimited Memory offers several methods to help you remember information quickly and effectively. These methods will be nothing like you ever learned in school, but they’ll teach you how to use your imagination and have fun while learning! So if you’re tired of forgetting where you put your keys, then keep reading to find out how to master your memory and put an end to forgetfulness. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and au…
Jan 8, 2021
Summary of "Social Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman | Free Audiobook
Social Intelligence is a critical study of the emotional intelligence which enriches our lives but is unable to be measured by more traditional forms like an IQ test. Unpacking both the neurological logistics and practical application of social intelligence in our daily lives, this study examines the positive impact of developing our ability to read social cues and understand ourselves in relation to others. Arguing that social intelligence is every bit as vital as intellectual prowess (if not more so), Social Intelligence explores the impact of kindness, thoughtfulness, and self-awareness on our social, psychological, and physical welfare. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 7, 2021
Summary of "The Book of Joy" by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu | Free Audiobook
The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu discuss how we can find joy despite suffering. “We create most of our own suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot we as individuals can do.” Based on a 7 day meeting by theologian and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu and his holiness the Dalai Lama at the latter’s home in Dharamsala, India The Book of Joy addresses the question; how can we find joy in the face of suffering? Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 6, 2021
Summary of "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman | Free Audiobook
A simple guide for making love last by learning how to speak your partner’s love languages. The world is filled with many languages, and when we don’t speak the same one it becomes difficult to communicate. The same can be said when two people in love have different love languages. If your partner doesn’t speak your language, then they are failing to meet your emotional needs and can you leave you feeling empty and unloved. This can then lead to hatred and resentment and your marriage will suffer. Dr. Gary Chapman, however, has set out to help marriages succeed by identifying the five love languages and explaining how you can speak your partner’s language. Understanding your partner’s love language is essential for any successful marriage or relationship. Throughout The Five Love Languages, find out your primary love language, how you can speak your partner’s language, and why communication is key in any relationship. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this…
Jan 5, 2021
Summary of "The Icarus Deception" by Seth Godin | Free Audiobook
How High Will You Fly? As technology continues to become smarter and more efficient, the job market changes too. No longer are the boring and repetitive nine-to-five jobs as safe as they once were. The world is changing but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It’s time to do something about it. It’s time to adapt to the new digital economy. So how can you do this? By becoming an artist. According to Seth Godin, you must embrace your creativity and break out into a field you are passionate about. Art, however, doesn’t have to be painting pictures and drawing fruit in a basket. Art is simply any creative task that requires something more than a computer can offer: ingenuity, creativity, and passion. Becoming an artist might require you to go against everything you’ve been taught about life. You should no longer rely on the old-fashioned corporate ladder with a guaranteed salary. It’s time to create a better, more fulfilling society by following your passions, even if tha…
Jan 4, 2021
Summary of "Girl, Stop Apologizing" by Rachel Hollis | Free Audiobook
A self-help guide to breaking free from your fears and uncover your inner desires to go after what you want...all without apologizing. Do you find yourself craving more? Do you have big dreams and aspirations but are too scared to go after them? Maybe you’re scared of what others will think, or you’ve already created a family for yourself and convince yourself that you can’t possibly go after your dreams. Well, here’s where you’re wrong. It happens too often. Women fail to live up to their potential because they are too scared of what others will think, or are too fearful of falling short, of not being good enough. It’s time to stop apologizing for wanting to go after your dreams. In Girl, Stop Apologizing learn how you can adopt the necessary behaviors and skills to go after your dreams while tacking every excuse you find yourself making. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free…
Jan 3, 2021
Summary of "It Didn’t Start With You" by Mark Wolynn | Free Audiobook
A guide to understanding how family trauma shapes our personalities Have you ever wondered why you battle some of the mental health problems that wreak havoc in your life? Have you ever felt “crazy” or like there was something wrong with you? In this exploration of family history and inherited trauma, Mark Wolynn writes to provide psychological evidence that you’re not alone and it’s not your fault. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 2, 2021
Summary of "Keep Going" by Austin Kleon | Free Audiobook
A simple how-to guide for sparking inspiration during the good and the bad, learn how to ignite your creativity and keep your passion project, just that, a passion. Creative people go through creative ruts. It’s inevitable. Sometimes you look at that blank canvas and have no idea how you’re going to fill the space. Others will look at a blank document and fail to come up with the words to fill it. You’re not alone. But with Austin Kleon’s Keep Going, you can learn how to apply ten simple rules for not only staying creative but also staying focused and true to yourself. You can learn how to keep your creative juices flowing by implementing simple tasks like establishing a routine, embracing airplane mode, and even embracing your inner child. If you’re a creative person and you love your creative outlet, then find out how you can learn these simple rules to allow you to continue nurturing and fulfilling your passions. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Downl…
Jan 1, 2021
Summary of "Indistractable" by Nir Eyal | Free Audiobook
Become the most productive person you know as you learn how to tackle distractions, from emails and social media to chatty colleagues, and figure out how you can become indistractable. How often do you sit down to accomplish a task and, instead, find yourself logging onto Facebook, conversing with colleagues, or skimming online news? It’s a common occurrence for most of us, especially in this modern world of technology. However, Nir Eyal suggests that technology isn’t to blame for our constant distraction. In fact, our brains are hardwired for distraction, luckily, we can learn to control the triggers that we encounter every day. Nowadays, technology can even help us overcome these triggers with apps that block distracting sites and set time limits. And now, you can learn how to become the most productive person you know through Eyal’s actionable advice and tips to tackle daily distractions like emails and boredom. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download o…
Dec 31, 2020
Summary of "Mastery" by Robert Greene | Free Audiobook
Learn How to Unlock the Power From Within You to Become a Master Masters like Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Leonardo da Vinci are some of the most well-known leaders in their fields. But how did they do it? How did they become masters in their field? Well, we like to believe that these extraordinary people achieved great things due to natural talent and that these people were just born geniuses. It’s simply the luck of the draw, right? Well, you’re wrong. In fact, there is no link between inborn talent and the mastery of a particular skill. Simply put, you can become a Master too. Through the steps provided by Robert Greene, you too can become a Master in your field. As you read, you’ll learn how to find your passion, why free work might be the best work, and how the number 10,000 is crucial for mastering any skill. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook sum…
Dec 30, 2020
Summary of "How to be Alone" by Sara Maitland | Free Audiobook
How to be Alone challenges our fear of solitude by daring us to cut through the noise of our everyday lives and spend just a few moments on our own. Proving that solitude isn’t so scary, Sara Maitland’s breakthrough how-to guide will show you how to become your most amazing self by embracing individuality through solitude. Being by ourselves might sound simple, but Sara Maitland posits that it’s not. Acknowledging our society’s fear of solitude and the stereotypes that surround those who are considered “loners,” Maitland explores the benefits of actively learning to be alone, including creative focus, self-expression, and the cultivation of our individuality. By analyzing the theories of leading psychologists in conjunction with examples from the lives of such legendary creators as Henry David Thoreau and Virginia Woolf, Maitland invites readers to unlock the creative power of learning how to be alone. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app…
Dec 29, 2020
Summary of "Me" by Elton John | Free Audiobook
Me is the official autobiography of Elton John. Told in his own words, Elton John’s autobiography explores his journey to stardom, his personal demons, and the triumphs and tribulations he’s experienced along the way. After falling in love with his music, fans can now get to know the singer in a more personal way by following his original stories of his childhood and early years, along with past and present glimpses into his private life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 28, 2020
Summary of "Rising Strong" by Brené Brown | Free Audiobook
Discover the power of vulnerability and bravery and learn how to rise strong when life knocks you down. Life is tough. Sometimes life knocks us down, and when we fall, it hurts. When we struggle and find ourselves in the deep, dark recesses of our minds, it can feel as if the weight of the world is on our shoulders. Luckily, social scientist Brené Brown’s research reveals the power of vulnerability and bravery in creating a life of joy, love, creativity, and belonging. Of course, living a brave life won’t always come easily; inevitably, life will knock us down. How we rise from that fall, however, is important. Throughout Brown’s research, she listened to a wide range of people: leaders of Fortune 500 companies, artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents as they shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. What did each of these people have in common? Each person recognized the power of emotion and wasn’t afraid to lean in to disc…
Dec 27, 2020
Summary of "The Humor Code" by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Free Audiobook
Everybody loves a good laugh, but have you ever wondered why some things are funny and others aren’t? The Humor Code (2014) embarks on a global search to understand humor around the world and whether certain forms of humor are universal. (Spoiler alert: humor is vastly different around the world!) For this reason, The Humor Code gracefully explores these differences and provides us with some foolproof top tips for acknowledging humor’s cultural differences and how we can be (appropriately) funny. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 26, 2020
Summary of "Moore’s Law" by Arnold Thackray, David Brock, and Rachel Jones | Free Audiobook
Learn about Gordon Moore, the brain behind Moore’s Law, and how he revolutionized the electronics and computing industry. When you think of top entrepreneurs in the tech industry, who do you think of? Perhaps your mind goes to Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, or Bill Gates. While these men have certainly been influential in creating some of the world’s most revolutionary products and ideas, there is just one person that has been at the center of it all. That person is a quiet Californian named Gordon Moore. A co-founder of Fairchild and Intel, Moore was at the forefront of two of the most influential companies. As a young chemist, Moore had the insight to predict that, one day, electronics would be profoundly cheap and immensely powerful, even doubling in power and then doubling again at a particular rate. This is now recognized as “Moore’s Law” which has revolutionized the tech industry. For instance, remember when computers were once enormous and clunky with limited capabilities? To…
Dec 25, 2020
Summary of "Gamification for Business" by Sune Gudiksen and Jake Inlove | Free Audiobook
Why games are invaluable for entrepreneurs and innovators. Games: are they just for kids? Or are they the key to success and innovation? In Gamification for Business (2018), Sune Gudiksen and Jake Inlove demonstrate that games aren’t just for kids. And they have more potential than you think! In fact, as the authors have discovered through their firsthand experience with game design and business management, games can actually help us unlock a new level of accessibility and potential for connecting with clients and colleagues alike. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 22, 2020
Summary of "Free Will" by Sam Harris | Free Audiobook
Learn How Free Will is All An Illusion and How You Cannot Control Your Thoughts and Actions Do you believe you are in control of your thoughts and actions? That you wake up each morning and go about your day making decisions based on your own free will? The answer is no. The facts tell us that free will is only an illusion. According to neuroscience research, the thoughts that go through our minds and the actions we take each day has almost nothing to do with our free will. That’s because we are not in control. “The popular conception of free will rests on two assumptions: 1) that each of us could have behaved differently than we did in the past, and 2) that we are the conscious source of most of our thoughts and actions in the present.” As you’re about to find out, these assumptions are wrong. Additionally, you’ll learn how your brain makes decisions for you, why a cold-blooded murderer cannot be responsible for his actions, and how the beliefs of politicians are based on f…
Dec 21, 2020
Summary of "Do the Work" by Steven Pressfield | Free Audiobook
Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way. Do you find yourself unable to finish a project? Perhaps your dream is to write a book, start a new business, or begin a new philanthropic endeavor. As you begin your new project, fear begins to seep in and you begin to self-sabotage. You procrastinate and begin to engage in self-doubt, these demons prohibit you from achieving your goals and pursuing your dreams. Unfortunately, many of us find ourselves in this position quite often. But where does this inner resistance come from and why is it consistently stopping us from accomplishing more? Throughout Do the Work, Steven Pressfield aims to teach you everything you need to know to identify these causes of resistance and how to stop it from taking over. You’ll learn the various techniques you need to overcome the resistance, get back to work and finally turn your dreams into a reality. As you read, you’ll learn how arrogance and ignorance are your allies, you'll discover how to sl…
Dec 20, 2020
Summary of "Do More Faster" by David Cohen and Brad Feld | Free Audiobook
Do More Faster (2011) is your one-stop guide to getting your startup off the ground. If you want to know how to stay on track for success, how to accomplish your goals ahead of schedule, and find the right team or convince investors, Cohen and Feld’s tips can help you learn how to do more faster. You can also learn the secret ingredient your business truly needs to thrive! Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 19, 2020
Summary of "Effective HR Communication" by Debra Corey | Free Audiobook
A Framework For Communicating HR Programmes With Impact Businesses today spend their time and energy designing HR (human resources) programs in an attempt to engage their employees and motivate them to take action. Of course, many times these programs include dry material that does little to engage employees and all that time and energy is wasted. The key, however, is communication. The key is turning that dry material into an interesting and engaging message that people at all levels of the company can understand. Through Effective HR Communication, Debra Corey introduces a 7-step model for planning, launching, and measuring the success of a communication campaign that will encourage employees to appreciate their relationship with their company and understand the integral role they play. As you read, you’ll learn about the confusion surrounding pants, how IMPACT will provide an effective communication model, and why you should view your company as a sports team. Do you want more f…
Dec 18, 2020
Summary of "Daring to Trust" by David Richo | Free Audiobook
Written for those who struggle to trust themselves and those around them, Daring to Trust (2010) offers advice on embracing intimacy. Covering such life lessons as how to move past trauma, live in the moment, and move towards a better future, David Richo invites readers to unlock the benefits life offers through the power of personal development. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 17, 2020
Summary of "EntreLeadership" by Dave Ramsey | Free Audiobook
Grow your success with top tips gleaned from Dave Ramsey’s 20 years of business acumen. When it comes to running a business, you might think you have to be an entrepreneur or a leader. But Dave Ramsey wants you to know that you can-- and should-- be both! EntreLeadership (2011) draws on his experience of combining the skills of both traits to generate a new model of a successful businessman. By combining over 20 years of business experience with practical tips for putting his success strategies into practice, EntreLeadership will revolutionize the way you think about business. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 16, 2020
Summary of "Everybody Writes" by Ann Handley | Free Audiobook
Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content. In today’s world, we spend a lot of our time online. As a result, we communicate through pictures, memes, gifs, and more. Who needs writing anymore, right? Well, with all this content creation, writing matters more now than ever before. Whether you are simply sharing pictures on social media or maintaining an entire website for your company, you are a writer. Today, online words now act as our currency, they tell our customers who we are, and they carry our marketing messages. This means you need to choose your words well and begin placing value on an often-overlooked skill in content marketing: how to write! In Everybody Writes, top marketing guru Ann Handley provides insight and guidance into the process and strategy of content creation, production, and publishing. The lessons and rules apply to all areas online, including web pages, landing pages, blogs, email, and even Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. As…
Dec 15, 2020
Summary of "Experiments With People" by Robert P. Abelson, Kurt Frey and Aiden Gregg | Free Audiobook
Discover the history and insights of experiments in social psychology. It’s no surprise that the field of psychology has long depended on experiments involving people. But how much do we really know about these experiments? And what can we learn from them? Three leading researchers in social psychology set out to answer these questions and Experiments With People (2003) is the fruit of their labor. By examining 28 fascinating case studies, Experiments With People charts the history and effect of social psychology through the twentieth century. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 13, 2020
Summary of "She Said" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey | Free Audiobook
Discover the story of how two investigative journalists uncovered and exposed the Hollywood secret that inspired the #MeToo movement. For many years, rumors had been circulating about Harvey Weinstein’s mistreatment of women throughout his reign of Hollywood success. Few were aware of the Hollywood secrets surrounding a dark pattern of sexual harassment and exploitation. This was due to Weinstein’s immense power and influence across the industry and his many successful attempts at silencing his victims. It wasn’t until Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey joined forces to begin their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer. Throughout months of interviews with Weinstein’s top actresses, former employees, and other sources, the journalists uncovered many disturbing allegations that revealed decades of abuse, secret payouts, and coercion into signing non-disclosure agreements. Despite the obstacles, Kantor and Twohey aimed to expose Weinstein’s past through any means neces…
Dec 12, 2020
Summary of "Super Attractor" by Gabrielle Bernstein | Free Audiobook
Learn the methods for manifesting a life beyond your wildest dreams. What’s a Super Attractor? Being a Super Attractor means that what you believe is what you will receive. You can co-create the world you want to see by aligning good-feeling emotions and directing them toward your desires. If you’re feeling down about life, depressed, or simply want to make a positive change in your life, Gabrielle Bernstein’s guide to becoming a Super Attractor will give you the tools to turn your life around and manifest your dreams into reality. Spiritual leader and life coach, Bernstein, believes in a nonphysical presence beyond our visible sight, and when we acknowledge this higher power and stay spiritually aligned, we can tap into its powers and achieve our goals. Bernstein has helped thousands around the world unleash the power of the Universe, and now you can too. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book…
Dec 11, 2020
Summary of "Why Buddhism is True" by Robert Wright | Free Audiobook
Learn the science and philosophy behind Buddhism and how meditation can improve your relationship with yourself and the world around you. Today’s modern world is full of stress. Think about your average day, where do your thoughts lead you? Do you worry about an upcoming deadline, an upcoming bill payment, or even what people may think about you? Life is full of constant worry, but what if all those emotions were all simply illusions? What if life really is like The Matrix and we have no control over our lives? While the idea of separating the mind and body, like Neo in The Matrix, seems impossible, the teachings of Buddhism prove that it is possible. Unlike The Matrix, you don’t have to live in a pod and experience a dream-like world. Instead, through the practice of Buddhism, you can transcend everyday emotions like worry and stress and find inner peace through meditation and a simple change in perspective. Throughout Why Buddhism is True, Robert Wright aims to prove how the te…
Dec 10, 2020
Summary of "Mindful Work" by David Gelles | Free Audiobook
Mindful Work provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of mindfulness, covering what it is, how it works, and why we need it in our personal and professional lives. Taking examples from neurological research and leading US companies as well as individuals whose lives were changed, Mindful Work posits that practicing mindfulness can help us unlock not only our best selves, but the potential for a better world. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 9, 2020
Summary of "Make Trouble" by Cecile Richards | Free Audiobook
Make Trouble is the story of maverick and activist Cecile Richards, who lives by the mantra, “If you want to make change, you have to make trouble!” Her memoir explores the origins of this mantra, which originated in her childhood, and the struggles and triumphs which developed along the way as she put it into practice. Make Trouble also illustrates how Cecile’s success can be emulated by future activists seeking to making the world a better place and provides a comprehensive guide to Cecile’s tips for success. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 7, 2020
Summary of "Super Human" by Dave Asprey | Free Audiobook
The revolutionary bulletproof plan to age backward and maybe even live forever. People have been searching for a secret to stop aging for centuries. From looking for the fountain youth to modern society’s implementation of creams, serums, and injections, Western society is obsessed with not only looking young but feeling young as well. Most people accept the aging process and assume they’ll live long lives until they succumb to one of the four major killers: cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or diabetes. But what if those diseases could be a thing of the past? Dave Asprey believes they can be. Through proper diet, exercise, and special treatments and supplements, you can fight the signs of aging and even begin aging backward. So, if you’re lacking energy and wish you could reverse the wrinkles, gray hair, and other typical signs of aging, keep reading to find out how. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundr…
Dec 5, 2020
Summary of "The Virgin Way" by Richard Branson | Free Audiobook
Learn how a high school dropout became one of the most successful business leaders of today. As a multibillionaire, Richard Branson found success when he challenged convention and did the unexpected. Now, he’s laying out his secrets for success to help future entrepreneurs and business leaders. With four decades of taking notes, failing at many endeavors, and succeeding at many more, Branson tells us what he’s learned throughout his career as an entrepreneur. As you’ll find out, Branson is more than just a great leader. You’ll also discover how being a great listener and cultivating a passionate culture are perhaps two of the greatest skills you’ll need for success. Keep reading to find out why speeches are a waste of time, how keeping it simple is key in business, and why young people are essential to a company’s success. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 4, 2020
Summary of "Atomic Habits" by James Clear | Free Audiobook
Learn about the easy and proven way to build good habits and break the bad ones. What’s a habit? If someone were to ask you about your daily habits, you might need some time to think about them. That’s because a habit, by definition, is an act that you perform automatically by instinct. Like when you walk into a dark room, you instinctively turn on a light switch, right? Habits are actions you don’t even have to think about, which is why you might not realize how a small daily action can have a powerful effect on your life. If you’re saving a dollar a day or smoking a cigarette a day, these actions may not seem like much now, but twenty years from now, those habits can either make you rich or, unfortunately, kill you. That’s why it’s important to understand how habits are formed, so you can learn how to kick the bad habits, implement the healthy ones, and take back control of your life. Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App an…
Dec 3, 2020
Summary of "Cryptoassets" by Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar | Free Audiobook
Learn about the history and value of bitcoin. Have you ever wanted to learn about bitcoin? Whether you’re interested in getting creative with your investments or you’d just like to expand your financial knowledge, Cryptoassets (2017) is the book for you! By charting the history, value, and usage of bitcoin, Cryptoassets can provide you with an actionable guide for investing in bitcoin. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 2, 2020
Summary of "Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate" by Brian Murray | Free Audiobook
How to succeed as a landlord. Today, you know Brian Murray as a real-estate pro. But he wasn’t always so successful! Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate (2017) documents his journey to real-estate stardom while providing practical top tips to help you emulate his success. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Dec 1, 2020
Summary of "Contagious" by Jonah Berger | Free Audiobook
Learn why certain ideas are infectious. Whenever something becomes an internet sensation or a cultural phenomenon, we say that it has “gone viral.” We refer to certain types of ideology as being infectious as though we’re referencing a disease. But have you ever wondered what makes something go viral? Whether it’s a new gadget or a new idea, why do some things catch on more than others? Do the rules of contagion differ according to the product? Contagion (2013) is a critical analysis that explores the answers to these questions and many more! Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 30, 2020
Summary of "Conscious Uncoupling" by Katherine Woodward Thomas | Free Audiobook
The guide to successful breakups. When you think about the worst thing you can imagine, it usually fills you with doubts and anxieties about the event and its aftermath. And because these feelings can be so paralyzing, you rarely stop to ask yourself, “If this, then what?” This question might sound unusual but it’s exactly the question we need if we want to move past painful breakups and access a peaceful future. Questions like “If this, then what?” invite us to look beyond the pain and anguish and ask ourselves what will really happen in the event of a devastating loss. And, as Conscious Uncoupling (2015) illustrates, what most often happens is that we will learn to thrive. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 29, 2020
Summary of "Rise From Darkness" by Kristian Hall | Free Audiobook
Learn How to Overcome Depression through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology. If you find yourself surrounded in a cloud of negative thoughts, you aren’t alone. People all over the world suffer from depression. And while many books are discussing how to overcome depression, Rise from Darkness is different. That’s because it is written by a person who overcame his own depression by using the techniques provided. Kristian Hall knows exactly how you feel and has developed an effective strategy to help you too. It’s important to remember, however, that curing depression takes time. It’s overwhelming at first, but when you tackle small tasks one at a time, you can slowly begin to see improvement. That is exactly what Kristian Hall did after spending eleven years in a deep depression in his teenage years. By using the strategies presented here, Hall was able to overcome his depression, and now, you can too. Keep reading to learn how to block your negative thoughts f…
Nov 28, 2020
Summary of "Meet Your Happy Chemicals" by Loretta Graziano Breuning | Free Audiobook
Learn about the science of happiness. Happiness might be a feeling, but have you ever thought about what causes it? This accessible expose, pioneered by author and physician Loretta Graziano Breuning, unpacks the science of happiness and the chemicals which bring us joy. Follow along with Breuning’s research as she unpacks the four major “happy chemicals”: dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin, and serotonin. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 27, 2020
Summary of "I’m Judging You" by Luvvie Ajayi | Free Audiobook
I’m Judging You (2016) is author Luvvie Ajayi’s humorous perspective on all of society’s worst foibles. Covering everything from breaking the unwritten rules of social media to sexism and racism in their most repugnant forms, Luvvie Ajayi is judging it all and she wants readers to know. By calling out these mistakes through a combination of wit and criticism, Ajayi offers some humorous and helpful tips for improving your reputation in society. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 26, 2020
Summary of "Dear Girls" by Ali Wong | Free Audiobook
Ali Wong, an Asian American female comedian, sets out to write a series of letters to her daughters in her book, Dear Girls. Despite experiencing much success these past few years, Wong’s life has been far from perfect. Throughout her journey, she has experienced failure, embarrassment, harassment, and criticism and reveals the lessons she’s learned from those experiences. From recounting hilarious moments like how she mooned her husband on stage after they first met, to revealing more serious experiences like how difficult pregnancy and parenthood can be, Wong seeks to tell her stories and teach her daughters life lessons they can use...but only after they’ve turned 21! Throughout her book, you’ll learn Ali Wong’s mantra for motherhood, what it’s like to be an American Asian female comedian, and even learn how to spot the best Asian restaurants. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds o…
Nov 25, 2020
Summary of "CONSPIRACY" by Ryan Holiday | Free Audiobook
Learn about the media conspiracy that shocked the world. Whether you’re familiar with the Gawker Media scandal or not, this book will tell you everything you need to know. Charting the life, logic, and motivation of mastermind Peter Thiel, this expose examines Thiel’s radical attempt to shake up the world by conspiring against the media outlet that ruined his life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 24, 2020
Summary of "Designing Your Life" by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wanted to lose your uninspired nine-to-five routine and create something meaningful, Designing Your Life (2016) is your handbook for making your dream a reality. Through the helpful combination of career advice and practical exercises, Burnette and Evans provide a step-by-step, no-nonsense roadmap for tackling the often tricky topic of crafting the life you really want to lead. By transcending the realm of traditional career counselling, Designing Your Life offers forward-thinking solutions to help you find your true calling. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 23, 2020
Summary of "Creativity, Inc." by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace | Free Audiobook
Discover How to Overcome the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration. What does it take to manage a successful company while still fostering creativity? The current president of both Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, and co-founder of Pixar Studios has succeeded in both. After fulfilling his lifelong dream of creating the first-ever computer-animated film, Ed dedicated himself to turning Pixar into a successful company that focused on fostering the creativity of its employees and animators. So how did he do it? Throughout Creativity, Inc., Ed aims to teach you exactly what it takes to manage a successful company. As you read, you’ll learn how to ensure that your team achieves success and excellence while living up to their full creative potential. Additionally, you'll learn about Braintrust, how cubicles are dangerous, and why hierarchical structures are detrimental to your company. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app…
Nov 22, 2020
Summary of "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan | Free Audiobook
Unlock the mysteries of the universe. Have you ever paused for a moment to ponder the complexities of the universe? Or wondered what it would be like to understand what’s really going on up there? Carl Sagan’s revolutionary expose of the cosmos seeks to answer those questions and more. By unpacking the concepts which characterize our understanding of the universe and our place in it, Sagan takes you on an unparalleled intergalactic journey. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 21, 2020
Summary of "Smart Girls Screw Up Too" by Bella Zanesco | Free Audiobook
Discover the no-nonsense guide for creating the life you want. Life doesn’t always go the way we planned, right? Throughout our childhood and teen years, we imagine what life will be like in the future. We probably imagine finding a good-paying job that we love, marrying the person we love, buying the house of our dreams, and maybe even starting a family. Author Bella Zanesco dreamed of a similar life; however, she found herself 36-years-old and single, with an unsatisfying career and a diagnosis of depression, IBS, and adrenal failure. Feeling as if her life was going on a downward spiral, she felt lost, confused, and chronically sad. Determined to find a way to love life again, Zanesco became what she calls a Smart Girl. So, who is a Smart Girl anyway? According to Zanesco, “she is a woman like you who believes her life could be better and is willing to take the steps necessary to make that happen.” So whether you’re looking to better your career, your relationships, or your…
Nov 20, 2020
Summary of "Come as You Are" by Emily Nagoski | Free Audiobook
Come as You Are blends wit, science, and psychology to help you discover the beauty of sex. Many people feel lost or let down by their sex lives, but sex educator Emily Nagoski wants you to know that it doesn’t have to be confusing. Instead, she argues that sex in its true form is an art which can help you create a beautiful bond with your partner and learn more about yourself. By transcending social norms and relinquishing your inhibitions, Nagoski asserts that anyone can unlock new levels of pleasure. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 19, 2020
Summary of "China’s Super Consumers" by Savio Chan and Michael Zakkour | Free Audiobook
What the experts know about selling to one billion customers. Have you ever wondered why so many American products are actually made in China? Or why the US works so closely with the Chinese economy? Perhaps you’re a new business owner who’s wondering what it would take to make connections with China and expand your product’s reach. If that describes you, then look no further: this is your comprehensive guide for tapping into the goldmine that is the Chinese market. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 18, 2020
Summary of "Capitalism" by James Fulcher | Free Audiobook
A brief overview of capitalism. Capitalism: love it or hate it, this economic model governs much of the Western world today. It has sparked protests, revolutions, and economic growth. Carefully researched by sociologist James Fulcher, Capitalism (2015) provides a short overview of the socioeconomic system that has profoundly impacted our lives, finances, and mental health. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 17, 2020
Summary of "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin de Becker | Free Audiobook
A guide for learning how to follow your intuition and knowing the warning signs of impending danger. True fear is a gift. You’ve probably felt a gut instinct at some point in your life. Many people do. The girl who got a bad vibe from her date the first night they met, the mom who felt something just didn’t feel right about a potential babysitter, or even the woman in a parking lot who’s solicited by a stranger who wants to help carry her groceries. We’ve all been in an uncomfortable situation, luckily, if you’re reading this, your situation didn’t turn deadly. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky, but there are ways to pinpoint impending danger. Throughout The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker explains the warning signs of someone who wishes to do you harm. Perhaps they don’t take “no” for an answer or maybe they talk too much to hide their nerves and gain your trust. Keep reading to find out how criminals try to solicit their victims, discover how a person’s body…
Nov 16, 2020
Summary of "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer | Free Audiobook
What Native American traditions can teach us about life and climate change. There’s no doubt about it: climate change is one of the most pressing issues of the modern age. But as the greatest modern minds search for the solution, Robin Wall Kimmerer posits that we should turn to an older source of wisdom: the traditional teachings of indigenous peoples. Because Native American tribes followed sustainable living practices long before we attempted to implement them, the author posits that we can learn a great deal from their traditions. Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) is an anthology of everything the author has learned through her experiences with indigenous tribes. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 15, 2020
Summary of "It’s All In Your Head" by Russ | Free Audiobook
Learn the inspirational story of self-made music superstar, Russ, who wishes to inspire you to believe in yourself and get out of your own way. At just twenty-seven-years-old, Russ has become a successful rapper, songwriter, and producer. He proved the industry wrong by surpassing over a billion streams on Spotify and Apple Music without a major record label behind him. He then made the Forbes 2019 “30 Under 30” list and ranked number 20 for most sold-out arenas across the U.S. and around the globe. Today, he’s one of the most popular rappers around, so what’s the secret to his success? According to Russ, you should simply love and believe in yourself and work hard no matter what. In It’s All In Your Head, Russ reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his career and relationships while inspiring others to believe in themselves and take a leap of faith. As you read, you'll learn how Russ manifested his dreams into reality, why passion is critical to success, and how he wen…
Nov 14, 2020
Summary of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig | Free Audiobook
An Inquiry Into Values. You may be asking yourself, “What do Zen and motorcycle maintenance have in common?” Well, you’d be surprised! While Zen typically deals with meditative and spiritual practices, motorcycle maintenance deals with nuts, bolts, and greasy parts. However, if you want to live a balanced life, you’ll need to embrace both. Motorcycle maintenance describes those who are classically minded, those who enjoy science and look at the world more rationally. On the other hand, Zen describes those who think romantically, those who enjoy the arts and experience the world through emotions. They see the world as a whole while ignoring the details. You may find that you already identify yourself as one or the other, right? According to Pirsig, however, balance and quality come from balancing the two mindsets. In fact, many problems and conflicts arise when classically minded people can’t understand the romantic mode of thought and vice versa. So how can we combine the tw…
Nov 13, 2020
Summary of "Money" by Rob Moore | Free Audiobook
Know More, Make More, Give More: Learn How to Make More Money and Transform Your Life Have you ever wished that you were truly financially independent? Or maybe you’ve simply wanted to use your money in the way you'd like or feel confident in your ability to take care of yourself and your family. Well, you aren’t alone. Many of us have the desire to accumulate more wealth and financial freedom; however, many of us also believe that it’s impossible. There are just too many bills to pay and not enough hours in the day. Right? Wrong. Acquiring money is all about how you play the game. That’s why you see lottery winners and those who inherit money lose it all. They never knew how to play the game. It’s time that you learn so you can begin accumulating the wealth you know you deserve. Throughout Money, multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game and shares simple tips and tricks for managing your money and making plans for your future. After all, to become a millio…
Nov 12, 2020
Summary of "Chief Joy Officer" by Richard Sheridan | Free Audiobook
How to lead by spreading joy. What’s at the core of your company culture? Is it the pressure to make money? To become an icon of innovation? Or is your company founded on a desire to spread joy? Chief Joy Officer (2018) is author and entrepreneur Richard Sheridan’s guide to crafting a business that spreads joy. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 11, 2020
Summary of "The Gen Z Effect" by Thomas Koulopoulus and Dan Keldsen | Free Audiobook
Learn about the six forces shaping the future of business. Today, the world is moving at a rate that we can hardly keep up with. As technology continues to rapidly evolve and change the way we live, it also impacts the future of our business. Even more, the most profound effect on business and society surrounds the post-millennial generation, Gen Z. This is because no other generation in history has been able to connect with every living being on the planet or has had the opportunity to receive an education from anywhere in the world. So what does this mean for business? According to the authors Thomas Koulopoulus and Dan Keldsen, The Gen Z Effect will impact businesses, markets, and educational institutions in the future. With the Gen Z Effect, we will see a radical change in which generations become united, impacting our mindset, behavior, and the way we do business. As you read, you’ll learn how Gen Z is more than just another generation and how it's a mindset blending equality,…
Nov 10, 2020
Summary of "Surprise" by Tania Luna and LeeAnn Renninger | Free Audiobook
Learn to embrace the unknown and be delighted by surprises. Seeking to attack the inherent human fear of the unknown, Surprise (2015) explores both the science and psychology of what it truly means to be surprised. With the aim of revamping our personal and professional lives, the authors demonstrate why the element of surprise is actually crucial for maintaining healthy, balanced relationships and unpack the steps we can take to embrace it. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 9, 2020
Summary of "The Revenue Growth Habit" by Alex Goldfayn | Free Audiobook
Learn how to grow your startup by 15% in 15 minutes every day. Think of The Revenue Growth Habit as your anthology of success strategies. Rather than centering around one single idea for growing your business, Alex Goldfayn’s breakthrough book explores a variety of methods, each of which have been proven to grow your business by 15% if you simply practice them for 15 minutes each day. Packaged in bite-sized chunks of user-friendly lingo, these strategies ensure that you don’t have to waste time with complicated terminology or reading the same sentence twice just to figure out what it says. That’s because Goldfayn writes with the busy business owner in mind, ensuring that you get the strategies you need most in the most efficient amount of time. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 4, 2020
Summary of "Because Internet" by Gretchen McCulloch | Free Audiobook
Learn how the internet has changed the way we communicate and what our online interactions reveal about who we are. Have you ever wondered how a simple punctuation mark in a text message can mean anger or passive aggression? Or how a simple “lol” can make even the rudest messages nice? Well, thanks to Gretchen McCulloch, we can now get an in-depth explanation of how the internet has changed the way we communicate online. In the past, published writing was forced to go through a series of proofreads and edits; however, nowadays our social media updates, blog posts, and even articles can be written by anyone who wishes to share information with the world. The internet has led to an increase in informal writing which is constantly changing and evolving as quickly as language itself. So if you’ve ever found yourself wondering how to punctuate a text or where a meme came from, McCulloch answers these questions and more throughout her book, Because Internet. Do you want more free aud…
Nov 3, 2020
Summary of "Born For This" by Chris Guillebeau | Free Audiobook
Written for those who are yearning to find the career of their dreams, Born for This (2016) is your guidebook. Chris Guillebeau knows how draining it is to feel trapped in a job that brings you neither meaning nor satisfaction. That’s why he’s crafted a step-by-step guide for pursuing your passion, ditching your dead-end job, and learning how to turn your genuine interests into a paying career. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Nov 2, 2020
Summary of "Can’t Hurt Me" by David Goggins | Free Audiobook
The incredible story of how an overweight man became the fittest man in America by mastering his mind and defying all odds. How many times do you tell yourself that you’ll head to the gym tomorrow? Only to find that when tomorrow comes, you find an excuse. Imagine living life with zero excuses, what could you accomplish? Author, David Goggins, doesn’t believe in excuses and has transformed his life through the simple power of his mind. Coming from a traumatic childhood, Goggins found himself in his early twenties working as a cockroach exterminator and weighing just under 300 pounds. Despite the trauma and weight, Goggins went on to become one of the fittest people on the planet. He committed himself to join the Navy SEALs and went on to become a successful ultramarathon runner. Goggins achieved the near-impossible, and now, you can too. Find out how Goggins uses the forty-percent rule to push his body further, what it takes to run 135 miles at Badwater 135, and how Goggins contin…
Nov 1, 2020
Summary of "ReWork" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hanson | Free Audiobook
ReWork (2010) is a new business guidebook which aims to shake things up and throw your old-school manual out the window. Literally re-working the traditional concept of what it takes to run a business, ReWork is a collection of unorthodox advice based on the authors’ own unconventional experience with building, running, and growing a startup. By exploring innovative ways to tackle product development, communication, and marketing, ReWork challenges everything you thought you knew about running a business. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 31, 2020
Summary of "The Discomfort Zone" by Marcia Reynolds | Free Audiobook
The Discomfort Zone (2014) outlines Marcia Reynolds’ vital new method for tackling tough conversations with compassion and finesse. If you’ve ever avoided a difficult conversation because it’s just too tough or you’re not sure what to say, The Discomfort Zone will change your life. Inviting us to enter “the discomfort zone,” an emotional space in which we affect positive change through confronting our negative realities head on, Marcia Reynolds outlines a step-by-step method for making every tough talk a little less stressful and a lot more productive. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 30, 2020
Summary of "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile | Free Audiobook
Begin your journey to self-enlightenment as you learn your personality type as well as the ins and outs of your strengths and weaknesses. We’ve all heard the phrase “ignorance is bliss,” however, ignorance in self-awareness is dangerous and can damage your relationships with yourself and with others around you. If you can’t understand why you react the way you do, then how can you expect others to? The first step to healing your relationships and to loving yourself is through learning about your personality. With the Enneagram diagram, you can not only learn your personality type, but you can also learn how you react in certain situations. Once you know your Enneagram number, you can begin your journey to self-enlightenment and begin to improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 29, 2020
Summary of "No Excuses!" by Brian Tracy | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever taken a look at your life and wondered what’s holding you back, No Excuses is literally the answer. Brian Tracy’s explosive study on the power of self-discipline will show you how to break down the barriers between you and success by simply eliminating the excuses we tell ourselves every day. Exploring the power of self-discipline in practice, No Excuses (2010) takes a look at how we can improve three critical areas of our lives-- personal success, career success, and overall happiness-- through aggressive self-discipline. Arguing that excuses are the limitations we place on ourselves, Tracy challenges readers to relinquish the crutch of convenient excuses and embrace the life-changing power of self-discipline. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 29, 2020
Summary of "Unrequited" by Lisa A. Phillips | Free Audiobook
Why we love people who will never love us back. The phenomenon of unrequited love is about as timeless as cartoon character Charlie Brown’s fascination with the little red-haired girl who doesn’t know he exists. And for those of us who experience it beyond the brightly colored world of cartoons, it can be emotionally devastating. Unrequited (2015) is the critical analysis of our psychological engagement with emotionally unavailable love interests and documents what we can do to overcome it. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 27, 2020
Summary of "The Brain" by David Eagleman | Free Audiobook
The Brain (2015) unlocks the key concepts of critical neurological research in language that makes it accessible for the average reader to discover what’s really going on in their heads. Employing elements of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, David Eagleman seeks to address the questions that have puzzled philosophers since the onset of human existence. Tackling such questions as whether or not reality exists and what a personality is, The Brain takes you on an intellectual journey that is equal parts fascinating and disturbing. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 26, 2020
Summary of "Braving the Wilderness" by Brené Brown | Free Audiobook
Learn what it means to truly belong. Have you ever felt like the odd one out? Have you ever felt as though you don’t truly belong? Renowned researcher and TED Talk host Brené Brown knows exactly how that feels. But as she affirms in her powerful TED Talk, courage is contagious. Braving The Wilderness (2017) is Brown’s attempt at attacking the stereotypes that ensnare us and inviting readers to break free of their fear and loneliness. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 26, 2020
Summary of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do" by Amy Morin | Free Audiobook
Take back your power, embrace change, face your fears, and train your brain for happiness and success. Life is hard. Inevitably, life will become increasingly difficult as you experience tragedy and setbacks. It’s easy to let those moments break you down, but by focusing on your bad habits and weaknesses, you can learn to come out the other side a stronger, better person. To become mentally strong, there are thirteen habits to avoid such as resenting other people’s success and dwelling on the past. Instead, Morin provides practical strategies to help readers avoid the thirteen common habits that hold them back. Like physical strength, mental strength requires healthy habits, exercise, and hard work. Throughout 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Morin shows how to embrace a happier outlook on life and how to deal with life’s inevitable hardships, setbacks, and heartbreaks. Keep reading to learn how to achieve greater mental strength and achieve overall success and happi…
Oct 24, 2020
Summary of "The Charge" by Brendon Burchard | Free Audiobook
Learn how to recharge and access your full potential. We charge our iPhones everyday. We know what makes them tick. A simple connection between our phone, a power cable, and a source of electricity means that they’ll soon get the juice they need to function. But what about a human being? What do we need in order to fully recharge? In The Charge (2012), we’ll learn about the drives that motivate people to succeed and how we can access them to reach our full potential. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 23, 2020
Summary of "Be Obsessed or Be Average" by Grant Cardone | Free Audiobook
Learn about the attitude that defines success. Do you want to be at the top of your game? Do you want to be one step ahead? If you do, then it’s time to revamp your attitude! Because success is a state of mind and if you want to be successful, you have to think like a winner. Written for anyone who wants to maximize their full potential and seize the day, Be Obsessed or Be Average (2016) is your handbook for becoming the best. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 22, 2020
Summary of "All About Love" by bell hooks | Free Audiobook
Learn about love from one of America’s greatest Black feminists. Maybe you came across bell hooks’ brilliant work in high-school. Maybe she already holds a treasured spot on your bookshelf. Or maybe you’re not familiar with her at all. No matter where you’re coming from, All About Love (2000) is the perfect introduction to the work of one of the most talented and critically acclaimed feminist writers in American history. With All About Love, what you see is exactly what you get: a critical examination of romantic love in theory, practice, and application. By exploring what we do and don’t understand about love, bell hooks creates a roadmap that will guide us to a more evolved and society. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 21, 2020
Summary of "To Sell is Human" by Daniel Pink | Free Audiobook
Learn why selling is part of human nature-- and part of every job! Selling used to be the exclusive territory of professional salesmen who had dedicated their lives and careers to a sales-driven industry. But acclaimed author Daniel Pink argues that those days are gone! To Sell is Human (2013) outlines the cultural shift which has integrated sales as a necessary role in almost every job. Pink also expounds on this theory and identifies what he calls the “new ABCs of sales.” Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 20, 2020
Summary of "Magic Words" by Tim David | Free Audiobook
Learn the secrets of communication to influence, inspire, and motivate those around you to get the results you want in both your personal and professional life. Parents, managers, teachers, and CEOs all have one thing in common: they struggle to motivate those around them. How many times do you have to argue with your teenage son to clean his room? Or how many times do you struggle to get your employees to meet their deadlines? These are common struggles that everyone experiences, so how can you change the behavior of those around you and get them to do what you want? By simply communicating with them! In fact, there are seven magic words that Tim David has discovered that will persuade and motivate others to get things done. Throughout Magic Words, you’ll learn how to combat common excuses like “I don’t know” or “I want to help you, but I can’t.” You’ll also learn the importance of learning someone’s name and why people named Cathy prefer to drink Coke over Pepsi.…
Oct 19, 2020
Summary of "Bad Feminist" by Roxane Gay | Free Audiobook
Discover Why Being a Bad Feminist is Better Than Not Being a Feminist At All. When you hear the word feminism, what do you think of? In today’s climate, you likely think about the many women’s marches and the #MeToo movement that have taken over the media. All of these fight for the rights of women in every area of life, including equal pay, reproductive rights, and more. But according to Roxane Gay, feminism is flawed. There is no right or wrong way to be a feminist, which is why Gay proudly labels herself as a bad feminist. As a bad feminist, Gay recognizes that humans are flawed, and therefore, their views and opinions don’t always fit perfectly into a neatly wrapped package. For instance, while Gay enjoys going against the grain, her favorite color is still pink and she enjoys reading Vogue, both of which are typical female stereotypes. At the end of the day, feminism looks different for everyone but being a bad feminist is better than not being a feminist at all! As you rea…
Oct 18, 2020
Summary of "How to Raise Successful People" by Esther Wojcicki | Free Audiobook
Renowned journalist, entrepreneur, educator, and mother of two Esther Wojcicki draws on her decades of professional and personal experience in her attempt to create a roadmap for raising children to be successful, independent, and compassionate. Winner of numerous pedagogical awards such as the 2002 California Teacher of the Year by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the 2011 Charles O’Malley Award from Columbia Scholastic Press, Wojcicki, known affectionately as Woj by her friends, is also the mother of 3 exceptional and accomplished daughters. Her children; Anne (co-founder and CEO of 23andMe), Janet, a Fulbright-winning anthropologist, and Susan, YouTube’s CEO, are a testament to her wisdom as a parent. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 17, 2020
Summary of "Founders at Work" by Jessica Livingston | Free Audiobook
Founders at Work (2007) is a behind-the-scenes exploration at what went on in the early days of the United States’ 30 most successful startups. Telling their stories in the founders’ own words, Jessica Livingston explores the triumphs and tribulations which characterized the early days of companies like Hotmail and Blogger.com to chart their journey from fledgling startup to global corporations. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 16, 2020
Summary of "The Myths of Creativity" by David Burkus | Free Audiobook
Learn the Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. Why is it that creativity seems to come naturally for some people while others struggle to create innovative ideas? You may believe that creativity is something people are born with or that big ideas are random and lucky. If you believe one of these things, then you believe in one of the many myths of creativity. In reality, anyone can be creative! Everyone has the necessary tools inside of themselves, it’s up to the person, however, to find it. Many myths surround creativity, including the belief that innovation comes from an unpredictable spark of genius that it is something bestowed upon a lucky few. The Myths of Creativity aims to demystify everything about creativity and David Burkus highlights the false ideas that hold us back from fulfilling our full creative potential. He answers questions like, “What causes us to be creative in one moment and completely void the next?” and “What makes some…
Oct 15, 2020
Summary of "Freakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner | Free Audiobook
The study of economics can be wilder than you think. Have you ever wondered why we make the money mistakes that we do? With such a wealth of financial advice available, it seems stunning that we could make such bad investments or foolhardy purchases. Freakonomics uses the principles of economic analysis to unpack this concept for us and explain why we make the choices we do. And through Levitt and Dubner’s critical study, you’ll learn the surprising truth about how we can apply economics to every facet of our lives from dating to big purchases! Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 14, 2020
Summary of "The Fight to Vote" by Michael Waldman | Free Audiobook
The arduous history of American voting rights. As American citizens, the right to vote is one of our most cherished liberties. But that right hasn’t always been accessible to everyone. The Fight to Vote (2016) explores the complex and arduous history of American voting rights through the age. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 13, 2020
Summary of "Know My Name" by Chanel Miller | Free Audiobook
Learn the painful yet inspiring true story of Chanel Miller, known as Emily Doe, who aims to reclaim her identity and voice after a years-long trial against Brock Turner. In the wake of a high-profile sexual assault case, Chanel Miller chose to stand up to the man who raped her but soon learned that she would lose herself in the process. With media surrounding the case, Chanel chose to remain anonymous and instead became referred to as “the victim,” “Emily Doe,” and even, “Brock Turner’s victim,” as if she was somehow connected to the stranger who raped her. Additionally, Turner’s defense team intended to silence her while twisting her words until they were no longer her own. They criticized her for drinking, took advantage of her memory loss, and created a narrative that benefited a rapist. In this book, Chanel has reclaimed the power of her voice and continues to fight for the rights of sexual assault survivors among a court system that has consistently let them down…
Oct 12, 2020
Summary of "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wanted to run a marathon, Born to Run (2009) can help you accomplish your goal! Tackling the idea that marathon runners are some type of superhuman species, McDougall proves that everyone is capable of becoming a successful runner. Through first-hand accounts and anecdotes from the leading runner of the world’s most secretive “running tribe,” Christopher McDougall crafts a running handbook that blends scientific truth with actionable advice. Proving that the secrets to skilful running are accessible to everyone, McDougall introduces top tips for cultivating the perfect diet, mindset, running gear, and more. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 11, 2020
Summary of "Making Habits, Breaking Habits" by Jeremy Dean | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wondered why you do the things you do or wished you knew the secret to quickly and effectively revamping your habits, this is the book for you! Making Habits, Breaking Habits (2013) unlocks the science behind the daily habits which control our lives and how they’re formed. Through this critical exploration, Jeremy Dean sheds new light on our choices, revealing our tendency to become habit zombies and offering empowering suggestions for breaking the cycle through the conscious formation of healthy habits. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 10, 2020
Summary of "Ending Aging" by Aubrey de Grey | Free Audiobook
Learn about the scientific breakthroughs that have unlocked the secret of aging. Ending Aging (2007) is a scientific exploration of aging and the factors which cause our bodies to decay. Founded on Dr. Aubrey de Grey’s groundbreaking research, this book demonstrates the new insights which have enhanced our understanding of the aging process and, consequently, what modern science can do to turn back the clock. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 9, 2020
Summary of "The Rules of Contagion" by Adam Kucharski | Free Audiobook
Unpack the science behind the spread of disease. During the time of a global pandemic, contagious diseases are more alarming than ever. Everyone wants to know how a virus spreads and why. Most importantly, we want to know how we can protect ourselves. Understanding the scientific principles behind contagious disease is the first step to unlocking these medical mysteries and accessing the knowledge we crave. The Rules of Contagion (2020) unpacks the science of all things viral and illustrates the similarities between a disease like COVID-19 and a viral video. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 8, 2020
Summary of "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook" by Gary Vaynerchuk | Free Audiobook
How to pack a powerful punch on social media. Wouldn’t it be great if your social media presence was a knock-out? If you were knocking down sales targets left and right? Every entrepreneur and social media manager wants that, but it can often be difficult to stand out from the crowd. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook (2013) is bestselling author and social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk’s guide to creating a social media presence that packs a punch. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 7, 2020
Summary of "The Mindful Athlete" by George Mumford | Free Audiobook
Discover the athletic superpowers you didn’t know you had. Wouldn’t it be great to reach your peak performance as an athlete? Would you like to beat your own personal best and learn how to raise that standard every day? If your answer is yes, then The Mindful Athlete (2015) is your new handbook for unlocking your potential through unconventional means. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 6, 2020
Summary of "The Power of Ideals" by William Damon and Anne Colby | Free Audiobook
Learn how personal morality impacts our daily lives. Are people mostly bad or mostly good? The answer to this hotly debated topic depends on your perspective and that’s exactly what Damon and Colby seek to explore. The Power of Ideals (2016) interrogates the true nature of human morality to investigate our hidden hearts, demons, and desires. Written for anyone who wants to know more about the psychology of morality and the impact of personal ethics, The Power of Ideals is an in-depth study of the true nature of human beings Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 5, 2020
Summary of "Fail Fast, Fail Often" by Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz | Free Audiobook
Learn how your failures can actually help you get ahead. Fail Fast, Fail Often is the textual companion to a Stanford University course of the same name. Crafted by two psychologists and career counselors, this book draws from the authors’ research on failure’s seemingly paradoxical impact on success-- whether that’s for better or for worse! By unpacking our fear of failure, the authors offer insight on what we can do to relinquish these fears and embrace our mistakes. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 4, 2020
Summary of "A Really Good Day" by Ayelet Waldman | Free Audiobook
Learn about how microdosing made a mega difference in Waldman’s mood, marriage, and life. Struggling to heal the mind has become commonplace in today’s society. As people live fast-paced lives surrounded by technology and social media, the rise of mental illness has become an increasingly prevalent problem. With depression, anxiety, and mood swings, people often seek medical help to ease their symptoms and balance their brains. Unfortunately, medical attention doesn’t always work and patients like Ayelet Waldman turn to drastic measures to help feel like themselves again. A Really Good Day is the true story of Waldman’s struggle with mood storms which led her to a drastic, yet forbidden remedy: microdoses of LSD. While Waldman suffered, her husband and children suffered with her, she became desperate for help. So when a small vial arrives in her mailbox, she places two drops on her tongue in hopes that she and her family will one day be okay again. Over the course of a month,…
Oct 3, 2020
Summary of "The Master Algorithm" by Pedro Domingos | Free Audiobook
How the Quest For the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World. According to Pedro Domingos, one of the greatest mysteries of the universe is not how it begins or ends, or what infinitesimal threads it’s woven from, it’s what goes on in a small child’s mind: how a pound of gray jelly can grow into a seat of consciousness. Even more astonishing is how little role parents play in teaching the brain to go through this transformation, as it largely does it all on its own. Today, scientists, computer engineers, and more are working towards a machine that can do exactly what the human brain does: learn. With all the technology of today, machines may one day even become smarter than the human brain. Computers can learn from large sets of data that we may not even realize is getting collected. This means that our future can be run by technology, changing the way we live and interact with each other. As you read, you’ll learn how machines will one day be like the human brain, ho…
Oct 2, 2020
Summary of "15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management" by Kevin Kruse | Free Audiobook
Learn the 15 secrets of highly successful people and how you can use their secrets to boost your productivity, feel less stressed, and leave work on time each day. Our lives are filled with distractions. As you go about your day, your phone constantly buzzes with important emails, text messages, phone calls, and news alerts. These constant interruptions steal your most valuable resource: time. The danger of losing time is that you never get it back. You have 1,440 minutes in a day, the same as everybody else, but it’s up to you to use them wisely. Luckily, Kevin Kruse has done the hard work for you by researching and interviewing hundreds of highly successful people. Now, you can learn the 15 secrets for success as laid out by billionaires like Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and Jack Dorsey. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Oct 1, 2020
Summary of "Becoming Attached" by Robert Karen | Free Audiobook
Becoming Attached (1998) explores the importance of children’s first relationships in life by examining their attachment to a primary caregiver. Offering insights into the positive and negative ways that early attachment can impact childhood development, Robert Karen presents his theories on childhood bonds and cements his place in the wider scientific conversation on attachment theory. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 30, 2020
Summary of "The Little Book of Hygge" by Meik Wiking | Free Audiobook
Learn the secret to happiness and discover how the people of Denmark have achieved greater joy and fulfillment than anyone else in the world. For years people have been searching for the secret to happiness. However, unlike the fountain of youth, happiness is something that can be found by anyone, anywhere in the world! While the people of Denmark have been considered some of the happiest people on earth, you don’t necessarily have to move there to find happiness. Instead, you can adopt the secrets of happiness into your own life. For instance, find joy even on the gloomiest of days by creating a space that sparks a feeling of warmth and love. Whether it’s creating a nook filled with cozy blankets and your favorite books or cooking with your loved ones, you can find happiness in the world around you. Learn the Danish secrets of hygge and discover their secrets of finding joy and fulfillment despite their cloudy skies. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download…
Sep 29, 2020
Summary of "Lead Like a Coach" by Karen Morely | Free Audiobook
How to Get the Most Out of Any Team. The traditional role of a leader is someone who leads their team by barking orders, exercising authority, and taking control. Perhaps you’ve experienced a leader who is happy to take on this traditional role. But how productive is that? Unfortunately, this traditional leader doesn’t have much interest in their team’s well-being or development, causing the team members to either become overworked, underproductive, or simply unhappy, leading to toxic work culture. Thankfully, some great leaders know that they can do better. These leaders understand that to lead a team to success they need to do more than lead - they need to coach. When leaders take on the role of a coach, they put their team members first and relinquish control to allow their team members to thrive. As a result, success comes naturally. So if you’re looking to improve your leadership skills, Lead Like a Coach will teach you how to develop the necessary skills and values you n…
Sep 27, 2020
Summary of "Linchpin" by Seth Godin | Free Audiobook
Are you Indispensable? A typical workplace consists of two teams: management and labor. Traditionally, the management delegates tasks and the labor follows simple instructions to complete those tasks. This was an incredibly efficient way to do business when people worked in factories and their jobs didn’t require them to go above and beyond. The problem, however, is that these people were easily replaceable. And while you may not be working in a factory today, are you dispensable? What makes you different from every other employee willing to do your job? Well, today there is a third team in the workplace: the linchpins. These are the people who figure out what to do when there are no instructions to follow. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, challenge their peers, and turn each day into an art. The best part? You have what it takes to become a linchpin too - to become indispensable. As you read, you’ll learn the steps you should take to become indispensable, how…
Sep 26, 2020
Summary of "Affluenza" by John de Graaf and David Wann | Free Audiobook
Part self-help guide and part social commentary, this witty expose takes a hard look at America’s obsession with consumerism, how it’s ruining our lives, and how we can eradicate this toxic behavior in ourselves. You know those people who always have to have the latest model of everything? Whether it’s the newest iPhone, the hottest TV on the market, or the latest trend in this season’s fashions, it seems like they’re always trading what they have for something newer with the assumption that “new” automatically implies “better.” Theorizing that as the world’s ability to mass produce goods has increased, our obsession with consumerism has risen in response, Affluenza explores this trend in detail by analyzing American life and overconsumption in the post-Industrial age. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 25, 2020
Summary of "Better and Faster" by Jeremy Gutsche | Free Audiobook
Better and Faster goes beyond the boundaries of the traditional self-help book to provide you with a practical and engaging outline of highly specific tools you can use to get ahead of the competition and write your own successful future. Operating on the principle that, if nothing else, you can always serve as a bad example, Better and Faster draws on compelling cautionary tales and vibrant success stories to craft its roadmap for cultivating opportunities, advancing your career, and understanding why transcending the “farmer mindset” and becoming a “hunter” is still vital in contemporary society. Whether you’re looking to jumpstart your career or launch a successful new business, Jeremy Gutsche’s strategy for success is sure to help you become better and faster. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 24, 2020
Summary of "The Next Right Thing" by Emily P. Freeman | Free Audiobook
Learn how to make a habit of making the right decisions. “Just do the right thing!” We hear that phrase all the time, usually while being offered as encouragement or helpful life advice. But what does “the right thing” look like? And how do we know when and how to make that choice? These questions frequently add confusion to our lives and author Emily P. Freeman writes to inject some clarity among the chaos. Aimed at those who want to cultivate a spiritual relationship by practicing the Christian faith, The Next Right Thing offers Biblical examples of sound decision-making. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 23, 2020
Summary of "How to Create a Mind" by Ray Kurzweil | Free Audiobook
Breaks down the inner workings of brains, both human and artificial. The best way to create an artificial mind is to first understand how our own minds work. How it processes information, how it recognizes patterns. Ray Kurzweil is a renowned writer focusing on futurology, and the subject of artificial intelligence is especially important to him. In How to Create a Mind he dissects the human mind, investigating how consciousness arises from a collection of neurons and electrical signals, in the hopes that we might better understand where we came from, and where we’re going. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 22, 2020
Summary of "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance | Free Audiobook
The shocking story of a man who grew up in working-class America surrounded by poverty, violence, and addiction but managed to follow his dreams and climb the ladder to success. It's a story that we have heard time and time again, a story of a person beating the odds and achieving the American Dream. J.D. Vance’s story is no different. He tells the tale of how growing up in working-class white America offered him few opportunities and resulted in traumatic childhood experiences. His stories reflect how hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash Americans are responsible for their own actions, and Vance works to uncover the underlying causes of generational poverty experienced in the South, Appalachia, and the Rust Belt. Throughout Hillbilly Elegy, you will learn how one man was able to escape a life destined to be mediocre, violent, and most likely filled with drugs and alcohol. His story shows how anything is possible if you put your mind to it and follow your dreams. Do you want more…
Sep 21, 2020
Summary of "Flow" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi | Free Audiobook
Flow invites us to step outside the mundane experiences of our everyday lives to craft the optimum psychological experience through making a few simple yet radical choices in our everyday lives. Exploring the overall dissatisfaction with life and obsession with instant gratification which besets humanity, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi presents a new method of attacking the status quo. By challenging ourselves to learn new skills, develop our passions, and fine-tune our senses, Csikszentmihalyi posits that we can generate a state of happiness and focus which will help us find our flow: that psychological state of pleasure, engagement, and satisfaction which brings meaning to our lives. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 20, 2020
Summary of "Exploring The World Of Lucid Dreaming" By S. LaBerge and H. Rheingold | Free Audiobook
A practical guide to dreaming consciously. The way we perceive reality is governed by the input and interpretation of our senses; what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. But while dreaming the only inputs come from our own brains. Which is to say that when we dream, we create our reality. But can we control it? This is what Exploring The World of Lucid Dreaming aims to demonstrate. With practical explanations of techniques to induce lucid dreaming authors Stephen LaBerge and Howard Rheingold offer a guide map to building your own dream world. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 19, 2020
Summary of "Best Job Ever" by Dr. C.K Bray | Free Audiobook
Best Job Ever (2016) is your guidebook for making the healthy career change you’ve always wished for. If you’ve ever looked at the long, daunting prospect of changing careers and thought, “I wish there was a roadmap that made all of this easier,” then C.K. Bray gets it. By laying out the details of changing jobs, getting into a field, and learning a new skill set in one comprehensive guide, Bray provides a handy step-by-step guide for reaching the point where you can actually say you have the best job ever. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 18, 2020
Summary of "My Stroke of Insight" by Jill Bolte Taylor | Free Audiobook
A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. If you’ve ever experienced a sudden revelation or an epiphany, then you might understand the power a sudden realization can have on your outlook on life. This is exactly what happened to Jill Bolte Taylor on December 10, 1996, at just 37-years-old. Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As a result of the stroke, Bolte Taylor’s mind deteriorated and she quickly lost her ability to walk, talk, read, write, or even recall any of her life. In a matter of four hours, Bolte Taylor’s life was changed forever. Soon, however, Bolte Taylor was alternating between the right brain and left brain, allowing herself to uncover feelings of euphoria and well-being that the average person doesn’t often have the power to access. The stroke allowed Bolte Taylor to experience the different traits of the two halves of the brain, and she believes with the proper training, inner peace…
Sep 17, 2020
Summary of "Getting COMFY" by Jordan Gross | Free Audiobook
Cultivate a morning routine that brings you joy. Written for anyone who wants to start the day off right or maximize the power of their mornings, Getting COMFY (2018) is your five-step guide to cultivating a morning routine that brings you joy and challenges the mundane. Packed with foolproof top tips and a five-step action plan, author and lifestyle guru Jordan Gross demonstrates the power of making mornings your own. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 16, 2020
Summary of "How to Lie With Statistics" by Darrell Huff | Free Audiobook
Learn to identify how companies use statistics to deceive and manipulate the public. Today our news is bombarded with statistical information. We are given averages, percentages, and more, and are simply expected to trust these numbers without question. H.G. Wells understood the importance of understanding this information by stating, “Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.” Unfortunately, many in society don’t have a strong sense of statistical thinking, and writers take advantage of this by using the necessary vocabulary and numbers to dupe their readers. At first glance, numbers seem credible and trustworthy, but if you take a deeper look, you might find that there is more than meets the eye. Throughout How to Lie With Statistics, Darrell Huff shares the tricks writers use in statistics to their advantage. As you read, you’ll learn when it is statistically safest to drive, how to create the best sample i…
Sep 15, 2020
Summary of "Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime" by James Pyle and Maryann Karinch | Free Audiobook
A professional interrogator’s top tips for finding the truth. Have you ever been desperate for information? Maybe you’ve suspected your partner of being unfaithful and you really just want to know the truth. Maybe you’ve caught your best friend in a lie. Whatever the circumstance, at one time or another, we’ve all found ourselves wishing we could just make someone tell us something. Well, now you can! Crafted from the authors’ wealth of expertise as police interrogators, Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime (2014) is your guide to learning the linguistic tricks that result in genuine answers. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 14, 2020
Summary of "Never Split the Difference" by Chris Voss | Free Audiobook
The how-to guide for learning the secrets of negotiation from the FBI’s lead negotiator, implement the techniques and learn how to always get what you want. After joining the FBI, Chris Voss suddenly found himself face-to-face with a variety of criminals, from bank robbers to terrorists, all making demands and threatening to take lives along the way. Reaching the peak of his profession, Chris became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Through Never Split the Difference, Chris takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and lays out the techniques he and his colleagues used to get what they wanted and save the lives of hostages. Now, you can use Chris’s book as a guide to learn how to implement the key elements of negotiation and become more persuasive in your professional and personal life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries…
Sep 13, 2020
Summary of "The Valedictorian of Being Dead" by Heather Armstrong | Free Audiobook
Learn about a mother’s journey in curing her depression by going to the extreme and dying ten times. A mother who would do anything and go to extreme lengths to save her own life, even if that meant dying ten times. A mother who would go to the extreme to feel joy again in her life. This is the story of Heather Anderson as she experiences radical treatment for her depression, which involves nearly dying to live again. Heather was put into a medically-induced coma ten times over the course of a few weeks, and she details her experience in this memoir about her journey and struggles to overcome mental illness. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 12, 2020
Summary of "Ultralearning" by Scott Young | Free Audiobook
The cutting-edge guide that teaches you how to implement an aggressive learning tool that allows you to master seemingly-impossible skills in record time. Have you dreamed of learning a new language? Or mastering how to code language? Do you have personal or professional aspirations that seem impossible? Do you wish to change careers or score that new promotion? Here is where ultralearning comes into play to make your dreams come true to achieve your goals. Ultralearning is a self-directed, aggressive learning tool that allows people to quickly master seemingly-impossible skills in record time. With testimonies from people that adopted the ultralearning technique to find success, this book helps people learn how to master a new skill and accelerate their career. The art of improving skills and acquiring knowledge quickly is essential for living a life and pursuing a career. Ultralearning teaches you how to learn things quickly and efficiently, so you can acquire new knowledge, maste…
Sep 11, 2020
Summary of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey | Free Audiobook
The perfect guide to adopting seven habits of effective people that can improve your life and the lives of those around you. A self-improvement guide written by Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People details how you can change your life through changing your mindset. The way you view the world is based entirely on your own perceptions, and by adopting a perception that leads to action, you can change your life and the lives of those around you. In other words, if you want to change your current situation then you must learn to change yourself and learn to change your perceptions. The way you see the problem is the problem, so you must allow yourself to fundamentally change the way you think in order to see a true change in yourself. Covey will not only teach you how to adopt a new mindset, but he will also teach you how to become proactive and focus on the important tasks at hand. At the end of the day, by adopting the 7 habits of highly effective people, you can learn…
Sep 10, 2020
Summary of "Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered" by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark | Free Audiobook
From the true-crime podcast, My Favorite Murder hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share their insights on personal safety and teach readers how to not get murdered. From the true-crime podcast, My Favorite Murder hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share their insights on how to not get murdered. Through stories of true crime and personal memoirs, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered offers insight on how to seek help for mental illness and change the conversation among true crimes to stop victim-blaming. Sharing their personal struggles with mental illness, Karen and Georgia discuss their experiences with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. And while it’s important to recognize the symptoms within yourself, it’s also important to recognize the warning signs and behaviors of a person wishing to do you harm. Throughout their experience in sharing My Favorite Murder with millions of listeners, Karen and Georgia have learned to share advice that is both insightful and…
Sep 9, 2020
Summary of "Educated" by Tara Westover | Free Audiobook
The captivating memoir of a woman who grew up isolated from society, abused by her family, and despite zero childhood education, she broke the restraints of her father’s twisted worldly views and earned her Ph.D. at Cambridge and Harvard University. Born on a rural farm in Idaho to strict Mormon parents, Tara Westover spent her childhood and teen years working in her father’s junkyard and helping her mother create herbal medicine while attending a small, devout church. Tara’s parents were skeptical of public education, medical institutions, and the government’s role in the lives of its citizens. This skepticism led to their self-sufficient lifestyle, homeschooling their children and even tending to serious burns and injuries with herbal remedies. Plagued with physical and emotional violence, Tara’s household became a space filled with turmoil and brutality. As Tara grew older, she gained a curiosity about the world beyond her family and set out to receive higher education.…
Sep 8, 2020
Summary of "Everything is Figureoutable" by Marie Forleo | Free Audiobook
The perfect guide for learning how a simple mantra can change your life and give you the motivation to achieve your dreams. Think that you don’t have the tools to change your life? Marie Forleo is here to prove that you can change your life no matter who or where you are in life. Maybe you are looking for a career change, looking to start a business, or looking to travel the world. Marie is here to prove that you can do it. From identifying what you want to breaking down excuses and fears, Marie will teach you how you can implement the philosophy of “Everything is Figureoutable” and give you the tools you need to change your life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 7, 2020
Summary of "We Are The Weather" by Jonathan Safran Foer | Free Audiobook
An informational guide on how harmful the animal industry is to the environment, and that saving the planet begins at breakfast. In We Are The Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer discusses the similarities between climate change and World War II. Similar to the sacrifices Americans made in the days we fought against the axis powers, it’s time to make a sacrifice in the fight against global warming. We are fighting a losing battle, but saving the planet can begin at breakfast. Foer introduces the idea that changing our diet can save the Earth. With animal industry farms making up 24% of harmful greenhouse gas emissions right behind fossil fuel emissions, you can begin to do your part by reducing your consumption of animal products and reducing your carbon footprint significantly. The war can only be won if everyone does their part, our planet needs both big and small sacrifices to survive, so take a small step in saving the planet and end the fight with global warming. Do you want more fr…
Sep 6, 2020
Summary of "The 5-Second Rule" by Mel Robbins | Free Audiobook
The easy-to-follow guide to learning how to awaken your inner passions and become influential at work, step out of your comfort zone, and control your emotions to help with addictions and depression. The 5-second rule is the opportunity to bring change in your life by teaching you one simple thing: HOW to change. By counting backward from five, you will learn how to wake up your inner genius, leader, rock star, athlete, artist, or whatever passion you have inside. Full of real-life testimonies of people who used this rule in unique ways to take charge of their lives, you can adopt this technique as well to change the trajectory of your life. Use the technique in a variety of ways: become influential at work, step out of your comfort zone, become more effective at networking, self-monitor as well as control your emotions and help with addictions and depressions. Similar to Nike’s tagline “Just Do It!” which refers to what you need to do, the 5-second rule tells you how to do it.…
Sep 5, 2020
Summary of "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell | Free Audiobook
Perfect for learning how humans are notoriously bad at judging strangers through the stories of high-profile cases like Sandra Bland and Amanda Knox. Combining academic research in sociology and psychology with journalism, Malcolm Gladwell continuously writes books that attempt to change society’s perceptions of social issues. Talking to Strangers is no different and discusses the implications of judging others without truly knowing or understanding one another. The book’s introduction and final chapter discuss the case of Sandra Bland, an African-American woman stopped by a white highway patrolman in 2015 who was later found dead in her cell by apparent suicide. Bland was arrested after a typical traffic stop escalated into a confrontation, and her death “is what happens when a society doesn’t know how to talk to strangers,” according to Gladwell. Throughout the book, Gladwell explores the nuances and intricacies of talking to strangers and shows how even experts trained i…
Sep 4, 2020
Summary of "Chernobyl" by Serhii Plokhy | Free Audiobook
The perfect book to learning the inside scoop on the events leading up to and following one of the most disastrous events in history. Since the debut of HBO’s Chernobyl, fans of the show have been wondering what the television series got right, and what it got wrong. With Serhii Plokhy’s book, you can now read what the television series got right. With extreme detail in how nuclear reactors work, and the events leading up to the explosion, Plokhy has researched the topic in great detail to give readers an inside look of what happened in the days leading up to the disaster, followed by the events immediately after including the denial of Soviet officials who refused to accept the gravity of the situation. With a government that failed to protect the people of their country, the events of Chernobyl revealed the true intentions of government leaders who sought economic development over the safety of its citizens. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app…
Sep 3, 2020
Summary of "Tell Me More" by Kelly Corrigan | Free Audiobook
The perfect book for learning why saying phrases like I don’t know and tell me more is important for turning the wheels of life and coping with the stresses of everyday life. Through a series of candid and hilarious personal essays, Kelly Corrigan discusses the hardest phrases she’s learned to say through her life as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. Amid her grief after losing her father and her best friend, Kelly details the hardest things she’s learned to say to help her find comfort during trying times. Raising two teenage girls, becoming diagnosed with cancer, and losing her father to cancer, Kelly has been through times that have tested both her patience and her sanity. But despite these times, she has learned from them and more importantly has learned what to say. With phrases like I don’t know and it’s like this, Kelly tells stories from her life as she examines essential phrases that help turn the wheel of life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like th…
Sep 2, 2020
Summary of "Sea Stories" by William H. McRaven | Free Audiobook
Throughout four decades of service in special operations, William H. McRaven tells stories of how he helped take down two of the most infamous leaders of al-Qaeda, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. However, despite seeing much success in his career as a Navy SEAL, William recalls the most important lessons that he learned throughout his career. Through all the horrific experiences and harrowing near-death experiences, William McRaven details the importance of teammates in life. Teammates including those that help you in your career, but also the teammates in your personal life that support you and love you through the ups and downs. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Sep 1, 2020
Summary of "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi | Free Audiobook
Throughout his book, Ibram Kendi explores the many types of racism that exist today. From racist policies implemented by government officials to internalized racism that exists within the Black community, Ibram discusses how to recognize racism while also teaching you how to adopt an antiracist mindset, and ultimately become an antiracist. With the election of Donald Trump, Ibram believes that racism is prevalent now more than ever. He argues that racism in politics has created an inequality among races that could be so far engrained in society that efforts to see a reversal of these policies and ideas might be futile. Racism, like cancer, has spread through society, infiltrating both politics and the minds of society. Our minds have been taught to ignore racism, to remember that racism ended with the civil rights activists in the past century. However, Ibram proves that racism still exists today and is seen in a myriad of ways. While he originally believed that the racism of our coun…
Aug 30, 2020
Summary of "Difference" by Bernadette Jiwa | Free Audiobook
The One-Page Method for Reimaging Your Business and Reinventing Your Market. Think about the products you buy. Do you have a connection with them? Likely not. In fact, we often buy products simply because of price or convenience. There are some products and services, however, that people feel a deep loyalty to. Think about brands like Apple, Facebook, and Airbnb who have a loyal following and devoted fan base. What is it about these companies that make people fall in love with them? Throughout Difference, author Bernadette Jiwa lays out how brands like these use the traditional “Ps” of marketing and add one additional, key ingredient: people. That’s right, they place the consumer first and center their needs around everything they do. The result? Love and loyalty. So how can you do the same for your business? Find out now. As you read, you’ll learn why you need to start with the truth instead of a product, why empathy is important, and how companies like Airbnb and Uber have s…
Aug 29, 2020
Summary of "Campaigns that Shook the World" by Danny Rogers | Free Audiobook
Learn about the history of the most influential ad campaigns. Can ad campaigns change the course of history? Danny Rogers believes that they absolutely can! Campaigns that Shook the World (2015) charts the history of some of the most influential ad campaigns in human history. By examining the strengths and weaknesses of these campaigns, Rogers’ critical analysis provides a step-by-step action plan for cultivating your own earth-shaking campaign and skyrocketing to success. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 28, 2020
Summary of "Tribe of Mentors" by Tim Ferriss | Free Audiobook
An anthology of wisdom from the best. Have you ever thought it would be nice to have a mentor? What about a team of mentors, one for every avenue of your life? Tribe of Mentors (2017) is your opportunity to have professional life advice in your back pocket! Written as an anthology of Tim Ferriss’ interviews with a variety of highly successful professionals. Ferriss’ interviews delve into their top tips for personal and professional development to help you get ahead of the game. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 27, 2020
Summary of "The Professor Is In" by Karen Kelsky | Free Audiobook
The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into A Job. Are you planning to become a university professor? Many graduate students dream of earning their Ph.D. and working as a tenured professor at a university, teaching what they love while continuing their research in their subject area. Unfortunately, getting a job as a tenured professor is becoming increasingly difficult. Today, universities aren’t spending their money on teachers; as a result, most professors are temporary, underpaid, and overworked adjuncts. So how can you increase your chances of landing a secure, well-paying position? Throughout The Professor Is In, author Karen Kelsky explains the ins and outs of landing your dream job. As a former tenured professor and department head, she knows exactly what gets an academic applicant a job and has helped countless Ph.D.’s become stronger applicants and land their dream careers. As you read, you’ll learn how to write a powerful cover letter, how to prepare for an intervie…
Aug 26, 2020
Summary of "12" by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter, PhD | Free Audiobook
Learn why happy workers make a stronger company. Wouldn’t it be great if your employees were pumped up about coming to work? That might sound like a manager’s fantasy, but 12 (2006) posits that it’s a very achievable goal. An amalgamation of a wide variety of Gallup poll results, 12 is an anthology of best practices that lays out clear-cut steps for cultivating employee satisfaction. Put simply, 12 is a manager’s data-driven best friend. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 25, 2020
Summary of "Verbal Judo" by George J. Thompson and Jerry B. Jenkins | Free Audiobook
Learn the art of effective communication. Have you ever had a conversation that felt like a chess match? Or an argument that felt more like a knock-out? Well, what if your conversations were like verbal judo? Named for the Japanese martial art whose name literally translates “gentle way,” Verbal Judo (1993) offers a police officer’s perspective on non-violent conversation. Written for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills, Verbal Judo will teach you the art of effective and gentle communication. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 24, 2020
Summary of "The Way of Zen" by Alan Watts | Free Audiobook
Learn about the history and practice of Zen. Have you ever felt a longing for peace or for a simpler time? Have you ever wondered, “What’s the meaning of life?” In our chaotic modern society, many of us are bombarded with these daily longings and concerns, and we often feel helpless to find answers. The Way of Zen (1957) invites us to take a step back by exploring the history and practice of Zen. (Fun fact: Zen and Buddhism are not the same thing!) As we understand the tenets of Zen and apply them to our lives, Alan W. Watts posits that we will find peace and calm. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 23, 2020
Summary of "The House of Rothschild" by Niall Ferguson | Free Audiobook
Money’s Prophets 1798-1848. You may associate the name Rothschild with wealth, success, and mystery. For the first time, however, author Niall Ferguson uncovers the mysteries of the Rothschild family and reveals the secrets behind the family’s phenomenal economic success. As you read, you’ll learn how their vast political network, immense financial success, and their Jewish lineage led to a series of family myths. Furthermore, you’ll see how one family was able to defy social stigmas and become the premier banking family of the world. Through this fascinating, deep, and detailed account of the family’s history, you’ll learn how bribery was a common means for success, how the family's key to success was communication, and how the Rothschild family had influence in just about everything. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 22, 2020
Summary of "The Happiest Baby on the Block" by Harvey Karp | Free Audiobook
The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer. If you’re a new parent, you’ve likely experienced feeling helpless and frazzled as nothing you do seems to soothe your baby. Your poor baby cries and cries and you become frustrated and exhausted. Well, no longer do you need to feel this way. Dr. Harvey Karp reveals that there IS a remedy for colic. Throughout The Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns aren’t fully ready for the world in which they are born. Instead, Dr. Karp believes that the main reason babies cry is that they are born three months too soon, which he calls the missing Fourth Trimester. Understanding the basic principles of the fourth trimester is crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses. As you read, you’ll learn why babies love loud noises and vigorous movements, and how to trigger your baby's calming reflex to become a master at soot…
Aug 21, 2020
Summary of "The Machine that Changed the World" by J. P. Womack, D. T. Jones, and D. Roos | Free Audiobook
The Story of Lean Production - Toyota’s Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars that is Now Revolutionizing World Industry. Peter Drucker once dubbed the automobile industry as “the industry of industries,” and today, automobile manufacturing is still the world’s largest manufacturing activity as more than 50 million new vehicles are produced each year. You likely own a vehicle yourself. Perhaps you own several. Regardless, the automobile industry has changed our lives in more ways than one. Twice in this century, it has changed the fundamental idea of how we make things, which then influences how we work, what we buy, how we think, and how we live. One Japanese car company, in particular, Toyota, has maintained a credible reputation for quality and innovation, making it one of the most successful car manufacturers worldwide - valued for its reliability and efficiency. The foundation of its success comes from Toyota’s production system called lean production. A system that has…
Aug 20, 2020
Summary of "What Would Google Do?" by Jeff Jarvis | Free Audiobook
Learn the success secrets that have defined the internet age. We know Google as a leader in innovation and technology, a global pioneer in the digital age. But how did they become so successful and how can budding internet companies adopt their best practices? By asking the critical question WWGD (what would Google do?) Jeff Jarvis explores the strategies that have made Google what it is and what other companies can do to implement them. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 19, 2020
Summary of "Obedience to Authority" by Stanley Milgram | Free Audiobook
Learn about the controversial Milgram Experiment. Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist whose experiments on human subjects interrogated our understanding of human nature. His seminal text Obedience to Authority (1974) explores and analyzes his experiments along with his findings. The infamous Milgram Experiment examines the fundamental constructs of human nature, such as the motivations that drive us, our relationship with conscience, loyalty, and pain, and our willingness to inflict torture on others. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 18, 2020
Summary of "The Great Mental Models" by Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien | Free Audiobook
Upgrade your thinking by learning from the best. If you want to reach your peak performance, you have to train with the right coach! This is true for any sport, but it’s also true for improving your cognitive performance. The Great Mental Models (2019) is a collection of tried and true tips from some of the world’s smartest people and psychology’s best strategies for sound thinking. Implementing these practices in your daily thought patterns will equip you with the right tools for developing good mental health practices and strong problem-solving abilities. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 17, 2020
Summary of "Wise Guy" by Guy Kawasaki | Free Audiobook
The life and insights of one of Apple’s shining stars. We know Guy Kawasaki as an author, inventor, and successful venture capitalist. We know him as one of the sharpest minds in Apple. But through his reflections in this personal and poignant memoir, you’ll meet Kawasaki like you’ve never seen him before. You’ll learn why dropping out of law school was the best thing he ever did (even though it defied his parents’ hopes and expectations). You’ll discover the insights he’s developed through marketing, parenting, and surfing and learn how to apply them to your own life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 16, 2020
Summary of "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger | Free Audiobook
On Homecoming and Belonging. Throughout history, humans have had a strong instinct to belong to small groups called “tribes.” These tribes gave people a clear purpose and understanding of life. However, this tribal connection no longer exists in modern society as we have increasingly placed importance on the individual. The key to our psychological survival, however, may be in regaining our long-lost tribal connections. For instance, Benjamin Franklin often lamented that English settlers fled to the Indians while Indians rarely fled to the English colonies. Similarly, combat veterans of today often come home to find themselves missing the intimate bonds they made during deployment. This loss of closeness can even explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder that many military veterans suffer from today. Tribe explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal quest for human meaning. As you read, you’ll learn why English settle…
Aug 15, 2020
Summary of "Million Dollar Consulting" by Alan Weiss | Free Audiobook
Top tips from the world’s definitive business coach. Wouldn’t it be great to have an expert business coach in your pocket? Somebody whose advice is so great, people will pay millions of dollars to receive it? Well, thanks to the updated fourth edition of 1992 guidebook Million Dollar Consulting, that advice is now yours! Updated to reflect the business concerns of the modern world, Million Dollar Coaching is your guide to success. Packed with actionable top tips for attracting clients and cultivating best practices, Weiss’ consulting guide will show you how to become a million-dollar consultant yourself. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 14, 2020
Summary of "Millennial Money Makeover" by Connor Richardson | Free Audiobook
How to transcend your money woes (yes, even as a millennial!). Millennials aren’t known for their financial stability. Thanks to the crushing combination of low-paying jobs, student loans, and the cost of living, millennials often get an unfair bad rap. Many people assume that millennials are in debt because of their own irresponsible choices, but as Connor Richardson demonstrates, that’s not necessarily the case. Millennial Money Makeover (2019) is the millennial’s handbook for overcoming debt, reducing stress, and living your best life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 13, 2020
Summary of "Happy Accidents" by David Ahearn, Frank Ford, and David Wilk | Free Audiobook
Learn how the principles of improv comedy can enhance your personal and professional life! We all know laughter is the best medicine, but when everyday cares and stress beset us, it can be hard to infuse your daily life with joy and laughter. Happy Accidents (2017) is the story of the authors’ time in an improv comedy troupe. This funny and poignant memoir documents the lessons they learned over their 20 years with the group and chronicles their insights into the relationship between life, love, and the principles of improv. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 12, 2020
Summary of "Future Fit" by Andrea Clarke | Free Audiobook
Learn how to get it in competitive shape. We’ve all heard the phrase “survival of the fittest,” but how does this evolutionary principle play out in the workforce? How can you remain fit and competitive in an ever-evolving future? The author posits that evolution in the workforce is as integral as it was at the dawn of time; if we want to survive, we have to adapt. Future Fit (2019) is your guide for doing exactly that. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Aug 11, 2020
Summary of "Dare to Lead" by Brené Brown | Free Audiobook
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. People all over the world are often asking themselves how to become a better leader. Each day, managers, CEOs, and executives struggle with knowing what it is they need to become more effective. Unfortunately, they often focus on the wrong things, like titles, status, and power. But a leader isn’t just someone who has the highest title, she is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas. What's more, she dares to develop that potential. Leaders with courage are those who don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations, they lean into vulnerability, they have empathy and connection. So how can you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Luckily, daring leadership is made up of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. As you read, you’ll learn the dangers of…
Aug 10, 2020
Summary of "Conscious" by Annaka Harris | Free Audiobook
A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. What is consciousness? Generally, you likely think of consciousness as what it means to be human. It is only human nature, however, to take the experience of being in the world for granted. After all, why would any collection of matter in the universe be conscious? How are we even able to think about consciousness? Even more so, why should we? Throughout Consciousness, author Annaka Harris will guide you through what consciousness is, where it came from, and whether or not being conscious is a key element in human behavior. As we continue to understand more about consciousness, the harder it becomes to define, and in the age of artificial intelligence, it becomes even harder to determine who or what might possess it. As you read, you’ll learn how plants and trees are more complex than we might think, what we can learn from LSD, and what split-brain patients can teach us about consciousness. Do you want more free audiobook summar…
Jul 31, 2020
Summary of "A Very Stable Genius" by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig | Free Audiobook
This sardonically titled analysis examines President Trump’s impact on America. Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Trump has had a powerful impact on the United States of America, with both positive and disastrous results. A Very Stable Genius (2020) analyzes Trump’s time in the White House through the authors’ series of interviews with various members of Trump’s staff and intimate acquaintances. These interviews offer a never before seen picture of the president we love to hate. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 27, 2020
Summary of "The Evolution of Everything" by Matt Ridley | Free Audiobook
How New Ideas Emerge. One of the biggest, most dangerous myths that we believe today is that we have full command and control of our world. But have you ever considered that our world goes through evolution? Or that our world evolves on its own? In fact, evolution doesn’t apply just to biology anymore, there is an evolution of everything. The changes we experience in technology, language, morality, and society are gradual, incremental, and even spontaneous. The changes follow a narrative, going from one stage to the next without an end goal in mind. You see, we traditionally believe that many of the greatest achievements in the world started from the top-down, that is, changes came from great leaders and minds who aimed to make a difference. But that is not necessarily true. Instead, our world has evolved from the bottom-up and achievements such as the Industrial Revolution, cell phones, and the creation of the Internet were never planned, they simply happened. Through The Evolution…
Jul 26, 2020
Summary of "The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow | Free Audiobook
Learn About the Mysteries of the Universe. Humans have long wondered about the mysteries of the universe. When did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the grand design of our universe? In the past, humanity explained the world’s natural phenomena, like rain, thunder, eclipses, and more as the work of various gods. Today, scientists have made incredible leaps in understanding exactly how our world works. Throughout The Grand Design, authors Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow explain the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe in a way that everyone can understand. Using simple language, some of today’s most brilliant minds aim to help anyone understand just how far our scientific development has come as well as explain what we still don’t know. As you read, you’ll learn whether or not free will exists, why our reality isn't necessarily the only reality, and how we humans are incredibly lucky to be alive. Do you want more free audiobook su…
Jul 25, 2020
Summary of "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Free Audiobook
The Impact of the Highly Improbable. Just because you haven’t seen something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, right? Well, Nassim Nicholas Taleb uses this exact logic to explain the Black Swans that happen in our society. A Black Swan is an improbable or highly unlikely event that has three principal characteristics. The first two are that it is unpredictable and it carries a massive impact. The third is the ability to construct an explanation after the fact to make it appear less random, and more predictable. Think of events like 9/11 or the invention of Google. These Black Swans, while unpredictable and impactful, could easily be explained in the moments following the event. Black Swans like these underlie almost everything about the world. But why can’t we acknowledge them until after they occur? Well, according to Taleb, humans are simply hardwired to focus on the details rather than see the big picture. We concentrate only on what we know and understand; therefore, we are u…
Jul 24, 2020
Summary of "Trillion Dollar Coach" by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle | Free Audiobook
How a football coach shaped Silicon Valley. Football and technology might seem like completely opposite realms, but for Bill Campbell, nothing could be further from the truth! Told through the eyes of Google icons Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle, this book outlines Campbell’s life and legacy. Demonstrating what the football field and the tech world have in common, the men who were influenced by Campbell illustrate the impact of his life, success, and coaching philosophy on their successful tech careers. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 23, 2020
Summary of "The Big Picture" by Sean M. Carroll | Free Audiobook
Learn how to see the big picture of life. We always wonder about the big picture of life, conceptualizing it as the thing that will help our existence make sense. But what if we could see it right now? Theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll posits that we can. The Big Picture (2016) is his attempt to explore the universe and answer life’s big picture questions through the application of scientific reasoning. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 22, 2020
Summary of "The Power of No" by James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher | Free Audiobook
Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Happiness, and Abundance. How often do you find yourself saying yes to the wrong things? Maybe you’re saying yes to taking on a project when you’re already overwhelmed, or saying yes to the wrong relationship, or saying yes to a time-consuming obligation that you just don’t have time for. Do you often wish that you had the power to turn them down? You aren’t alone, we’ve all been there. But learning the power of no can be one of the greatest, healthiest, and freest things you can do for yourself. Once you learn the power of no, you can let go of all those anxieties, regrets, and anger and find a life of wealth, health, and happiness! Saying no is about saying no to the things that harm you, the things that don’t serve you well, and the things that get you down. You are entitled to say no, and once you realize the power of no, you can begin to say yes to yourself. As you read, you’ll learn how to banish the noise in your life, how…
Jul 21, 2020
Summary of "The Biology of Belief" by Bruce H. Lipton | Free Audiobook
Learn about the science behind our beliefs. You often hear the phrase “mind over matter,” but have you ever thought about the connection between our minds and the things we believe? The Biology of Belief (2005) draws on the research of epigeneticist Bruce H. Lipton to explore the impact of genetics on our consciousness, behavior, and belief systems. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 19, 2020
Summary of "Survival of The Prettiest" by Nancy Etcoff | Free Audiobook
Learn why humans gravitate toward pretty people. Have you ever noticed how things just seem to work out for pretty people? Or how you feel so much better about something if it’s visually gratifying? Author and psychologist Nancy Etcoff argues that these preferences indicate more than a simple preference for certain aesthetically pleasing things: it actually taps into one of the core drives that motivate human beings. Follow along with Survival of The Prettiest (1999) to learn about the relationship between beauty, evolution, and survival. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 18, 2020
Summary of "Paid Attention" by Faris Yakob | Free Audiobook
Innovative Advertising for the Digital World. Think about the last time you were scrolling through your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter feed. How many advertisements did you see? If you watch videos on YouTube or Snapchat, you likely come across advertisements as you watch your favorite influencers give their latest reviews of products or take you through their latest tutorial. According to recent studies, those aged eight to eighteen-years-olds are consuming more than seven hours of media a day. In those seven hours, they are consuming multiple media at once. It’s impossible to ignore the fact that we are living in a world immersed in media. And today, everyone is trying to get the public to notice something from health messages to political appeals and promotions of their own causes or skills. So how can you get your message across and get people to pay attention to you? Throughout Paid Attention, industry insider and ad agency innovator Faris Yakob addresses how the world of adve…
Jul 11, 2020
Summary of "How to Be a Power Connector" by Judy Robinett | Free Audiobook
Learn about the power of the 5 + 50 + 100 rule. Written for anyone who wants to learn top networking hacks, boost their careers, or achieve their career goals, How to Be a Power Connector (2014) lays bare the secrets of the 5 + 50 + 100 rule and serves as your handbook for actionable networking practices. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 11, 2020
Summary of "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Free Audiobook
Learn about the principles that drive American Navy SEALs to succeed. We know Navy SEALs as examples of extreme courage, strength, and determination. But what sets them apart? What motivates them to get the job done? Extreme Ownership (2015) demonstrates that extreme ownership is the key to extreme success and provides actionable steps for implementing extreme ownership practices in your own life (without enduring the basic training of Navy SEALs!) Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 9, 2020
Summary of "Dogfight" by Fred Vogelstein | Free Audiobook
Learn what happened when Apple and Google butted heads. We know Apple and Google as the titans of today’s technology industry. We might even assume that they get along-- and indeed they used to. But power is a strong motivator that can divide even the friendliest of partnerships and that’s exactly what happened in the case of Apple and Google. Dogfight (2013) follows the gripping saga of the power struggle that ensued when the world’s biggest tech giants fought for control of the market. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 7, 2020
Summary of "Cooking Up a Business" by Rachel Hofstetter | Free Audiobook
Lessons From Food Lovers Who Turned Their Passion into a Career - and How You Can, Too. Are you obsessed with tv shows like Masterchef, Iron Chef, and Hell’s Kitchen? Do you wish you could follow in their footsteps and cook up your own food business? If you find you have a passion for food and want to create your own business out of it, you might have no idea where to start. Well, Cooking Up a Business is a guide for aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere who wish to embark on the exciting journey of becoming a professional foodie. Through stories from successful food entrepreneurs, you’ll learn about the real-world, personal experiences from nationally known companies like Popchips, Hint Water, Kopali Organics, Justin’s Nut Butters, and more. You’ll learn just what it takes to take your ideas out of the kitchen and into the ever-growing food market. As you read, you’ll discover the difficulties of selling fresh-food products, how to create buzz around your product, and why simpl…
Jul 5, 2020
Summary of "Blitzscaling" by Reid Hoffman | Free Audiobook
How to build a valuable company at warp-speed. Have you ever looked at a wildly successful company and wondered, “How did that take off so fast?” or, “I could have thought of that!” We’re often baffled by the success of global sensations like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Uber, and we wonder how they did it. Reid Hoffman’s critical analysis is here to tackle that question. Blitzscaling (2018) exists to examine a concept as unique as the word which describes it. By analyzing a revolutionary practice known as blitzscaling, Hoffman examines the success secrets that drive the world’s most powerful start-ups. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jul 4, 2020
Summary of "Alone Together" by Sherry Turkle | Free Audiobook
Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Today, it’s easier than ever to connect with another person. Thanks to social media apps like Facebook, we have opened ourselves up to become available at all hours of the day. While this makes people stay connected virtually, our modern lives are making us less connected as we no longer connect with physical people but simulations of them. And not only is technology providing us with an endless network of people, but it is also equipping us with robots who can do more than just take on mindless or dangerous tasks. Now, robots are providing humans with care and demanding that we care for them. In Alone Together, author Sherry Turkle explores the power of these new technologies and shares both sides of today’s digital culture. As you read, you’ll learn how robots can be therapeutic for the elderly, why being constantly connected leads to stress, and why people use virtual avatars to cope with the stresses of life. Do y…
Jun 27, 2020
Summary of "Start Something That Matters" by Blake Mycoskie | Free Audiobook
Unlock your potential to make a difference in the world. We all want to do something that matters. We all hope that our lives will leave a positive impact on the world. Unfortunately, however, we often get stuck along the way, overwhelmed by the weight of our own fears or the grind of everyday life. That’s why author and entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie has crafted this guide for building a business that matters. Following his business model-- which donates products to a person in need for every product purchased-- you’ll learn how you too can start something that matters. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jun 26, 2020
Summary of "Social Physics" by Alex Pentland | Free Audiobook
How Good Ideas Spread: The Lessons from New Science. Each time you use your cell phone to call someone, scroll social media, download an app, use the GPS, or make an online purchase, you are creating data. This data is more useful than you might realize, and when it is collected and analyzed, this data can teach us how humanity behaves and how social learning occurs. Today, social scientists are relying on such data to study the patterns of how information exchanges in a social network and to predict how productive that network is, whether it’s a business or an entire city. We can also use this data to its fullest potential by maximizing the collective intelligence of a group to improve performance and use social incentives to create new organizations. These social networks, from small groups to large cities, can then be fine-tuned to increase exploration and engagement, resulting in an improvement in the flow of ideas and creating an overall more innovative, efficient society. As y…
Jun 23, 2020
Summary of "Smarter" by Dan Hurley | Free Audiobook
The New Science of Building Brain Power. How can you make yourself smarter? Do you simply read more books? Learn a new language? Pick up a new instrument? Improving your intelligence has long been thought of as bogus among the scientific community. In other words, you are stuck with what you’re born with. This idea, however, is changing. Psychologists have long been trying to prove how various brain-training techniques can improve your intelligence. Unfortunately, measuring intelligence is a tricky business. But author Dan Hurley has done the research and is here to provide you with the many techniques proven to make you smarter. As you read, you’ll learn why improving intelligence is such a controversial topic, which type of physical exercise will make you smarter, and how playing games can boost your memory and attention. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summ…
Jun 22, 2020
Summary of "Scale" by Geoffrey West | Free Audiobook
The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies What do the smallest mammals on earth have in common with the largest? What do these mammals have in common with cities? With economies? With companies? It may seem as if everything on Earth is a separate, unique, and diverse organism but author Geoffrey West has discovered an underlying simplicity that unites every living system, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses. Fascinated with aging and mortality, West sought to answer the question of why we live as long as we do and no longer. In his research, he found some incredible results that changed science forever. Mammals, for example, no matter how diverse, are all scaled versions of one another. In other words, if you know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to learn everything about that mammal, including how much food it eats per day, what its heart rate is, and its lifespan. West…
Jun 21, 2020
Summary of "Overcoming Mobbing" by Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry | Free Audiobook
A Recovery Guide for Workplace Aggression and Bullying. Do you or someone you know work with an office bully? If so, you'll likely understand how powerful the effects of a workplace bully can be. It can make victims feel miserable at work and dread showing up each day. Unfortunately, workplace aggression and abuse are becoming increasingly more common. And we aren’t just talking about bosses tormenting their employees. We are talking about a more deceitful attack called mobbing. Workplace mobbing occurs when a workplace group, which typically includes management as well, harasses and torments an employee until that employee is forced to leave due to the stress of working in such a toxic environment. Workplace mobbing can destroy careers and lead to physical and emotional stress. In its worst cases, it can lead to mental illness and even suicide. Authors and mental health professionals Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry aim to explain mobbing, why it occurs, and how companies can eliminate…
Jun 20, 2020
Summary of "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee | Free Audiobook
Learn How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines. In today’s modern world, our relationship with computers has become revolutionary with the invention of artificial intelligence. Today, we can talk to our devices and, even better, they can answer. We have created a world that, in the past, was only seen in science fiction books and movies. But there is still something missing. Artificial intelligence is just that… artificial. But what if we could create computers that have real intelligence? What if we built computers that work the same way our brains do? Through On Intelligence, Hawkins presents a powerful theory of how the human brain works and explains why computers are not intelligent. According to this theory, we will finally be able to build intelligent machines. So what kind of intelligent machines can we begin to expect in the future? How will these machines change the way we live? Or interact with one another? As you read,…
Jun 6, 2020
Summary of "Company of One" by Paul Jarvis | Free Audiobook
Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business. If someone asked you to think of a successful business, you might think about companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Starbucks. But using these companies as a vision of success can be a bit overwhelming. I mean, how can you build a business that successful? Well, it’s time to change your definition of success. Companies like Amazon and Google are big. But with big companies comes big problems, you need more profit, more employees, more infrastructure, and more bureaucracies. Is building something that big worth the stress? Instead, this “bigger is better” mentality is wrong. Success means building something small, where you work a limited number of hours per year, and enjoy spending quality time with your family, traveling, or even pursuing the hobbies you love. So rather than building a company that requires more, you should focus on building one that requires less: a company of one. As you read, you’ll learn why stayin…
Jun 2, 2020
Summary of "Breakpoint" by Jeff Stibel | Free Audiobook
Why the internet won’t last forever. It’s easy to assume the internet will always be around, but Jeff Stibel applies his expertise in understanding networks to prove that that isn’t the case. By drawing parallels between the brain and the internet, Stibel demonstrates that the two have more in common than we think and that it may be possible to link the commonalities between virtual and neurological networks to create a better system. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 29, 2020
Summary of "An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth" by Chris Hadfield | Free Audiobook
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared For Anything. Becoming an astronaut is a childhood dream of people all over the world. Being able to leave Earth, experience zero-gravity, and float among the stars is something only a few people in life are lucky enough to experience. Chris Hadfield is one of the lucky few. After logging nearly 4,000 hours in space and spending decades training, Chris has plenty of stories to tell and lessons that he’s learned. The secret to his success and his survival can boil down to one unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst. You see, preparing for the worst sounds negative and pessimistic, but for an astronaut, preparing for the worst is a matter of life and death. Throughout An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield aims to teach his readers what he’s learned through his time in space. The lessons from space can be easily applied to life on Earth, no matter what you do…
May 28, 2020
Summary of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle | Free Audiobook
Find your life’s purpose by connecting with the earth. What’s your life’s purpose? Figuring out the answer to that question is a pretty tall order and most people spend their entire life trying to figure that out. But by engaging with the teachings of author and spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, you can learn how to transcend the petty anxieties, fears, and flaws that control our everyday existence. And by learning to heal your own internal conflicts, you can even discover the secret to achieving world peace. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 27, 2020
Summary of "10% Happier" by Dan Harris | Free Audiobook
Learn How to Tame the Voice in Your Head, Reduce Stress Without Losing Your Edge, and Find Self-Help that Actually Works. Have you ever experienced anxiety? Perhaps you’ve experienced anxiety so crippling that you subsequently have a panic attack. Has this ever happened to you in front of millions of people? Well, it has to Dan Harris. After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan knew it was time to make some change in his life. From then on, Dan began a journey seeking to quiet the incessant, insatiable voice inside his head. The internal narrator begins as soon as he wakes up and heckles him all day long. It’s the same voice that tells you to continue eating even when you’ve had enough and prompts you to lose your temper even when you know you shouldn’t. To help calm and control that voice, Dan Harris has turned to meditation. If you’re anything like Dan, you might be thinking that meditation is exclusively for “bearded swamis, unwashed hippies, and fans of John…
May 20, 2020
Summary of "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama | Free Audiobook
Based on his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, The Audacity of Hope helped catapult the then unknown Illinois senator into the national spotlight. Building off a sermon by his former pastor who used the same phrase, The Audacity of Hope laid out the ideas that would become the foundations of his 2008 presidential campaign. The book has 3 main points it tries to get across; that despite political differences all Americans share a core belief in community and in freedom, that a lot of our problems are due to politicians becoming more beholden to their donors than to their constituents, and that wars like the one on terrorism can’t be won using violence, since ultimately they’re wars of ideas. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 19, 2020
Summary of "Talent Is Overrated" by Geoff Colvin | Free Audiobook
“It turns out that our knowledge of great performance, like our knowledge of everything else, has actually advanced quite a bit in the past couple of millennia. Scientists began turning their attention to it in a big way about 150 years ago, but what’s most important is the growing mountain of research that has accumulated in just the past 30 years. These hundreds of research projects have converged on some major conclusions that directly contradict most of what we all think we know about great performance.” Talent Is Overrated deals, at its core, with the question of what’s more important, talent or skill. Talent being defined as the natural ability you are born with, whereas skill is something you learn through time and practice. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 13, 2020
Summary of "The 100-Year Life" by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott | Free Audiobook
An unlikely duo of a psychologist and an economist, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott bring their expertise to analyze and offer solutions on the unique challenges in a world in which people are living closer to a 100-year life. Learn how to rethink your life plan, tackling issues like your relationships, your education, your career, and your retirement. How do you handle the prospect of working for 60 or 70 years? When and how should you start planning for a retirement that might not come until your 70s? How do you enjoy life to its fullest all the way through your 80s and 90s? Gratton and Scott offer a roadmap for navigating a life approaching the triple digits. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 12, 2020
Summary of "Non-Obvious" by Rohit Bhargava | Free Audiobook
Marketing expert and Georgetown University Professor Rohit Bhargava takes you through his list of “non-obvious” trends by asking the questions most polls and trend predictors avoid or miss. In Non-Obvious we go deep into modern popular culture to study how the power of non-linear thinking can predict the future. Non-Obvious delves into questions like why fewer brands are focusing on traditional marketing techniques, how companies are exploiting our short attention spans, and how conventional thinking about data analysis may be misguided. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 11, 2020
Summary of "New to Big" by David Kidder and Christina Wallace | Free Audiobook
Only twenty percent of new businesses survive their first year. The companies that survive, and continue to succeed are those that focus on prioritizing long term profitability and efficiency. New to Big however tackles what comes next, how already successful firms can avoid the pitfalls of top heavy bureaucracy and continue to find means of growth. Professional consultants David Kidder and Christina Wallace delve into whether or not large companies can transform and adapt to keep up with emerging markets and business trends, arguing that companies need to rely on themselves to foster organic growth, not simply on acquisitions and partnerships. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 9, 2020
Summary of "Negotiating the Nonnegotiable" by Daniel Shapiro | Free Audiobook
Learn How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts Conflicts in relationships are a part of human nature. Everyone is a unique individual with different opinions, values, and morals. It’s no surprise that conflicts arise in friendships, romantic relationships, and even in international relations. When you struggle with conflict in relationships, you may find just how difficult it is to get past them. No matter how hard you try to see another view or explain your own perspective, it’s difficult to come to a mutual understanding. So how can you resolve these emotionally charged differences? Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro has created a groundbreaking method to bridge the toughest divides. He introduces that the root of each problem is identity. The hidden power of identity fuels conflict, whether it’s with family members, colleagues, or even with world politics. As you read, you’ll learn how to identify the root of conflicts, how the Tribes Effect causes prob…
May 8, 2020
Summary of "Small Fry" by Lisa Brennan-Jobs | Free Audiobook
Small Fry (2018) is a touching look at the life of Steve Jobs’ daughter We know Steve Jobs as the brilliant mind behind Apple, but to the author, he was something more. Lisa’s memoir invites readers to take a peek behind the scenes and enjoy a poignant and intimate glimpse at her memories of life with her father as she explores the impact her father’s life and career had on her own development. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 7, 2020
Summary of "Multipliers" by Liz Wiseman | Free Audiobook
Multipliers (2010) invites you to explore the two styles of leadership and question which one you want to be. Author Liz Wiseman posits that there are two types of leaders: Multipliers and Diminishers. Where Multipliers encourage those around them to grow, Diminishers inhibit growth through setting negative examples and leaching motivation from the team. Wiseman thus explains how to unpack each leadership style, identify which type of leader you are, and what steps you can take if you want to become a Multiplier. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 6, 2020
Summary of "Surrounded by Idiots" by Thomas Erikson | Free Audiobook
Learn about the four main personality types and how to communicate effectively with each of them. Surrounded by Idiots (2014) pierces through the confusion that often characterizes our daily lives and seeks to answer the question we’re always asking-- “What were they thinking?? Are they just stupid?” Backing up an exploration of human behavior with proven psychological research, Erikson takes us on a journey through the four main personality types you’ll encounter and how this impacts human behavior. Once you understand the psychology behind it, Erikson posits that you’ll be able to communicate more effectively and avoid frustration. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
May 5, 2020
Summary of "The Ride of a Lifetime" by Robert Iger | Free Audiobook
Disney is one of the top five largest media companies on earth. From billion dollar blockbuster movies, to beloved media franchises, to toys and games, to virtually inventing the modern theme park, it's hard to remember a time when Disney didn’t dominate the entertainment industry. That degree of success however is a lot more recent than you might realize, and you’re likely unaware of just how much the House of Mouse owes to its current CEO Robert Iger. Becoming CEO in 2005 Iger came to power at a perilous time, the company had floundered in the late 1990’s after a string of high budget animated flops, coupled with an internal power struggle and worsening relations with Pixar, the studio that had been responsible for many of its biggest successes, Iger managed to hold the company together and help guide it into its current era of unprecedented prosperity. In this summary we’ll explore his path to that position and the reasons for his success. Do you want more free audiobook s…
May 3, 2020
Summary of "It’s Not You" by Sara Eckel | Free Audiobook
Have you ever wondered why it seems so hard to find a lasting, committed relationship these days? You’ve probably heard all sorts of well meaning advice from friends and family, the same cliches we all know such as “you act too desperate”, “your standards are unrealistic”, “you have to love yourself before others can love you”, “it will happen when you least expect it”, and so on. Advice columnist Sara Eckel draws on her years of experience to dispel these cliches as myths and uses modern sociology and psychology research to explain the reality that your singlehood cannot be explained by a one sentence canned phrase and cannot be fixed by folksy wisdom. It’s Not You is a book about self-compassion, and accepting that sadness and loneliness are fundamental elements of the human experience that we need not reject and fear. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and a…
May 1, 2020
Summary of "The Essential HR Handbook" by Sharon Armstrong and Barbara Mitchell | Free Audiobook
A no frills primer on everything you need to know about Human Resources. The Essential HR Handbook cuts to the chase and tells you what you need to know about performance reviews, employee relations, and advice for managers. Targeted at people new to management and HR who are looking for the best ways to give employees what they need to thrive, and strategies to craft effective corporate policy, and providing knowledge beyond how to simply hire, onboard, and retain employees. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 30, 2020
Summary of "Enchantment" by Guy Kawasaki | Free Audiobook
Learn what seperates a real smile from a fake one, and a visionary from a huckster. Discover how to do more than just persuade people, but enchant them. Enchantment is a book about how to captivate and inspire people on both an individual and organizational level. Venture capitalist and marketing specialist Guy Kawasaki lays out how to impact others by understanding your audience, having a great cause, and focusing on the long run. It covers both broad stroke discussions on the elements of being interesting and enchanting, as well as practical instructions on how to give presentations, master the art of communication, and use online platforms. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 29, 2020
Summary of "Drunk Tank Pink" by Adam Alter | Free Audiobook
Learn how colors, words, and symbols unknowingly alter the way you think, behave, and perceive reality. The title Drunk Tank Pink is in reference to the discovery that when jail cells are painted pink it reduces violence among inmates. In this book social psychologist Adam Alter guides us through the many thousands of ways our minds are influenced and manipulated, both knowingly and unknowingly. As Alter puts it “Your mind is the collective end point of a billion tiny butterfly effects” In this summary we’ll dive into the ethereal world of the subconscious mind and learn how signs and symbols around us affect how we perceive the world, how the behavior of others can change the way we view ourselves, how your name can potentially help determine your career, and more. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 27, 2020
Summary of "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner | Free Audiobook
Part self-help guide, part travel log, The Geography of Bliss takes us to countries around the world trying to find where happiness lives. The Geography of Bliss asks the question, what is the happiest place on earth? Author Eric Weiner travels the world and investigates where happiness is, rather than what it is. Traveling from Switzerland to Bhutan to the Netherlands to Iceland Weiner offers up an insightful and engaging mixture of psychology, travel, and humor. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 25, 2020
Summary of "The Future of Professions" by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind | Free Audiobook
Richard and Daniel Susskind lay out their vision of a future in which expert knowledge is shared and distributed, and the role of the specialized professional becomes antiquated. Authors Daniel Susskind and Richard Susskind examine the professions that they predict will be eliminated in the near future, and what technologies and systems will replace them. They argue that the role of doctors, CPAs, teachers, lawyers, priests, and many others will either become obsolete or radically transformed. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 24, 2020
Summary of "Madness in Civilization" by Andrew Scull | Free Audiobook
The story of how mental illness has historically been viewed as “madness”, from biblical times to modern medicine. Whether in the bible, the theatre, or in novels, insanity has a long history of historical depiction, and has been viewed as a medical ailment primarily known as “madness” for centuries. But the differences, and the similarities, between this historical view and the modern field of mental health are fascinating. In this summary we’ll explore the way society has viewed madness throughout the ages. From demonic possession suppressed memories, we’ll discuss the varying ways people have thought about the causes and cures for madness. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 23, 2020
Summary of "China in Ten Words" by Yu Hua | Free Audiobook
Author Yu Hua presents ten essays based on the ten words he feels best sum up the modern state of his country, and his own life experience. How do you define a country? Writer Yu Hua chooses to describe his country with an analysis of ten words. Words like “revolution”, “people”, “grassroots”, and “writing”. These words become the central theme of ten essays exploring the cultural identity and changing landscape of his country. Hua draws on sociology, economics, and his own experiences as a dentist, novelist, and participant in the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests to paint a picture of China larger in scope and depth than we might usually see in the west. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 22, 2020
Summary of "Humans Are Underrated" by Geoff Colvin | Free Audiobook
Many of our jobs are being automated and replaced by computers, find out what skills you can develop that can’t be replaced and how technology and social media might help or hurt them! Computers are becoming smarter than humans in almost every way. Even the one area we thought computers couldn’t touch, emotions, aren’t off limits. What can we do when computers are becoming better than humans at detecting human emotion? When they can invent recipes and write stories? Humans Are Underrated will delve into just that, the areas where humanity still remains superior. In this summary we’ll learn about computers that recognize facial expressions, how empathy can improve business success, how social media is making us all less social, and what we can do to use technology to improve the things we are in fact underrated at. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries…
Apr 11, 2020
Summary of "Idea to Execution" by Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenburg | Free Audiobook
Based on the crazy true story of two friends who launched a startup overnight with no funding, Idea to Execution (2016) documents the daily challenges every entrepreneur faces when starting a new business. Using their very own wacky real-life example, Meisel and Sonnenburg invite readers to explore the process of building a startup from the moment you have an idea to the moment you successfully turn it into reality. By outlining the necessary steps to success, the authors provide a roadmap that covers everything from drafting your initial business plan to assembling the toolkit that optimizes your business for success. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 10, 2020
Summary of "The Four Steps to the Epiphany" by Steve Blank | Free Audiobook
Learn how to unlock the epiphany that will make your startup stand out. The Four Steps to the Epiphany outlines the key insights that distinguish successful startups by drawing on notable examples of those that have failed. Steve Blank blends these examples with the wisdom of personal experience and statistics to highlight the elements that must be present for any startup to not only attain success, but sustain it. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 9, 2020
Summary of "Frenemies" by Ken Auletta | Free Audiobook
Frenemies (2018) examines the tumultuous, love-hate relationship between the marketing and advertising industries. Taking its name from the toxic friendship model which leaves both parties wondering if they’re friends or enemies, Frenemies considers the disruption which has destabilized our traditional conceptualization of marketing and advertising. Taking a closer look at the effect of the internet age, Auletta theorizes that technological advances have forced our industries to adapt and evolve in ways which are both toxic and beneficial. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 8, 2020
Summary of "The Big Leap" by Gay Hendricks | Free Audiobook
Written for anyone who’s ever felt that their fears and insecurities are getting in the way of accomplishing their life goals, The Big Leap (2009) is a guidebook for taking that life-changing plunge. By laying out the numerous ways in which we sabotage our own lives, Hendricks provides readers with a practical, step-by-step roadmap for eliminating these toxic behaviors and achieving our dreams. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 6, 2020
Summary of "JAY-Z: Made in America" by Michael Eric Dyson | Free Audiobook
Explore JAY-Z’s impact on culture, art, and music through this biography. Although it’s not written by JAY-Z himself, Michael Eric Dyson’s reflection on the rapper’s life and work nonetheless offers readers a uniquely personal exploration. Written with reverence and sensitivity, Dyson takes us through a tour of what he calls “JAY-Z’s America,” positing that the artist has fundamentally shaped the American public’s understanding of race, culture, music, and social justice. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Apr 4, 2020
Summary of "How Emotions Are Made" by Lisa Feldman Barrett | Free Audiobook
Learn About the Secret Life of the Brain. When you feel sad, angry, happy, or anxious, what is really going on inside of you? For centuries, scientists have believed that our emotions come from a part of the brain that is triggered by our environment: the excitement for an upcoming holiday, the fear of losing a loved one, or the anxiety of meeting a deadline for work. These emotions seem uncontrollable and as if they surface automatically from within, eventually finding themselves on the expressions of our faces and in how we carry ourselves. People have long believed this theory about emotions since the days of Plato. But what if everything we know about emotions is wrong? Psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett gathers the latest scientific research and evidence to reveal that our common-sense ideas about emotions are long outdated. Instead of emotions being pre-programmed into our brains and bodies, emotions are much more complex than previously thought, and Dr. Barret…
Apr 3, 2020
Summary of "How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World" by Francis Wheen | Free Audiobook
Learn about the short history of modern delusions. In today’s era, we have experienced an epidemic of mumbo-jumbo as we see a rise in cults, gurus, irrational panics, and moral confusion. According to Francis Wheen, this mumbo-jumbo has conquered the world and created a society full of superstition, relativism, and emotional hysteria. We see this in Middle Eastern fundamentalism, the rise of lotteries, astrology and mysticism, poststructuralism and the Third Way. In the Western societies of today, people have become disillusioned with mainstream politics and inundated with “self-improvement” books which have now become an $11 billion industry. The country that has become the most displaced by nonsense is the one founded to embody Enlightenment values: the USA. How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World aims to reveal how far the absurdity of our times has come and examines how many aspects of our lives are influenced by superstition and irrationality versus reason. As you read, you’l…
Apr 2, 2020
Summary of "The Managed Heart" by Arlie Russell Hochschild | Free Audiobook
Learn about the commercialization of human feeling. Does your job require you to engage in emotional labor? That is, are you required to bury your true feelings, slap on a smile, and engage with customers as if everything is fine? We see people who work in customer service do this every day. People like waitresses and flight attendants shockingly maintain an upbeat attitude throughout their day as they interact with hundreds of customers. While many people believe these types of jobs don’t require much labor, they actually require some of the toughest skills that we don’t often discuss: emotional labor. Each day these employees must hold back their emotions, keep their cool, and avoid getting upset. But what’s the true cost of this “emotional work?” From a humanist and feminist perspective, Hochschild describes the toll this process of estrangement has on our personal feelings and its role in becoming an “occupational hazard” in one-third of Amerca’s workforce. As you…
Mar 30, 2020
Summary of "Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office" by Lois P. Frankel | Free Audiobook
Learn about the unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers For centuries women have been striving for equal rights. While progress has been made, women still struggle to become a man’s equal in the workplace. In fact, women are less likely to hold highly influential positions. But why is this? Well, Dr. Lois P. Frankel is here to tell you about the unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers. Have you worked nonstop without a break? Worried about offending others? Backed down easily? Explained too much? “Polled” your friends and colleagues before making a decision? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then chances are you’ve been bypassed for a promotion and even ignored when you’ve expressed your ideas. Whether you’re conscious of it or not, these behaviors are likely sabotaging your career. Throughout Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Dr. Frankel reveals the unique set of behaviors that women learn in girlhood that threa…
Mar 29, 2020
Summary of "The Yes Brain" by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. | Free Audiobook
Learn How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in your Child Parenting is hard work. As parents try to mold and shape their children into becoming good people, they are faced with many contentious issues and may question, “how much screen time should I allow?” “Should I let them eat that?” or “What’s an appropriate bedtime?” Suddenly, parents turn into the bad guys and children often act out or shut down when asked to do something simple like turn off the TV. That’s because children typically respond with reactivity instead of receptivity; they have what Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. The good news is that brains have this little thing called neuroplasticity, which means it can change and adapt! Kids can be taught to approach life differently and with openness and curiosity. With a Yes Brain mindset, children are more willing to take chances and explore, they are more curious and imaginative. They become better at relationsh…
Mar 27, 2020
Summary of "Difficult Conversations" by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen | Free Audiobook
Learn how to approach difficult conversations and discuss what matters most. Difficult conversations are a part of everyday life. Each day we either attempt or avoid such conversations, whether it’s confronting an underperforming employee or simply disagreeing with a spouse. Unfortunately, these tough conversations are inevitable so perhaps it’s time to learn how to have one productively. Thankfully, authors Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen have put together tips and tricks to help you become better at communicating. As you read, you’ll learn about the common mistakes people make when having difficult conversations as well as how to arm yourself with the tools you need to prevent them. In the end, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively and have difficult conversations without hurting anyone in the process. Keep reading to learn how every discussion has Three Conversations and how you can approach and improve each one for more meaningful, purposeful conversatio…
Mar 26, 2020
Summary of "Keep Showing Up" by Karen Ehman | Free Audiobook
Discover how to stay crazy in love when your love drives you crazy. Is it true that opposites attract? While opposites may attract at first, over the years those opposites may also begin to attack. Those things we once found endearing are the same things that will drive us crazy later on. Perhaps it’s the way your husband loads the dishwasher or cleans the bathroom. Maybe it’s how you and your husband disagree about finances or the way you should parent. These differences don’t have to be the things that end your marriage, they can be what brings you closer together and closer to God. As you’ve navigated your way through marriage, you’ve realized that marriage is far from the romantic, happily-ever-after scenario that we are sold as children. The reality is that a successful marriage is hard and stressful. Luckily, Karen Ehman has laid out the strategies you need to help you get through the tough times and appreciate the good. These strategies will teach you how to cope, emb…
Mar 20, 2020
Summary of "The Almost Nearly Perfect People" by Michael Booth | Free Audiobook
The Almost Nearly Perfect People (2014) is author Michael Booth’s exploration of the cultural belief that Scandinavia is a cultural utopia. Examining our fascination with everything from IKEA to Spotify, Booth takes readers on a journey through the content to deconstruct our misconceptions and ground our fascination in a bit of realism. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Mar 18, 2020
Summary of "Wired to Care" by Dev Patnaik and Peter Mortensen | Free Audiobook
Learn how companies prosper by creating widespread empathy. How do you know what your customers want? Oftentimes, businesses will do everything they can to determine their customer's needs by generating reports, analyzing them, evaluating the numbers, and then creating a strategy from their findings. But will this bring you closer to your customers? No. The problem with this strategy is that businesses who do this fail to create an empathic connection with their customers. I mean, can you truly know what a customer wants without putting yourself in their shoes? Probably not. What your customers really want is for you to interact with them, ask them questions, and find out what they struggle with. Through Wired to Care, you’ll find out why businesses with empathy are the most successful, so keep reading to find out why Nike turned their offices into a training facility, how Microsoft created a product for themselves, and how an ordinary cleaning company has the power to impact lives…
Mar 17, 2020
Summary of "Smile or Die" by Barbara Ehrenreich | Free Audiobook
Smile or Die (2009) explores the dark side of our cultural obsession with positive thinking. Although positive thinking is widely considered to be a good and helpful thing, Barbara Ehrenreich wants readers to be aware that being positive about everything all the time is not only unrealistic, it’s actively harmful. By exploring the impact of toxic positivity, Ehrenreich contemplates the mass delusion of the “power of positive thinking” movement and encourages her audience to take precautions for their health. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Mar 16, 2020
Summary of "Your First 1000 Copies" by Tim Grahl | Free Audiobook
Find out how to self-market your book and sell your first 1,000 copies. In today’s world, the internet has changed the way we live and do business, including the way we publish and sell books. With the internet, the opportunities are endless and authors have access to millions of readers, but what’s the best way to reach them? The options are overwhelming. Luckily, marketing guru Tim Grahl has created the perfect step-by-step system to help you sell your first 1,000 copies. Now you can learn how to attract a large audience of readers before you’ve even published your first book. By building an established following, you can attract readers who know and trust you and are willing to support you. Of course, self-marketing is harder than it looks but Grahl has figured out the marketing do’s and don’ts to ease your journey and save you time. As you read, you’ll learn how to build an email list that is critical for your business, how to reach influencers to promote your book, an…
Mar 14, 2020
Summary of "Rocket" by Michael J. Silverstein, Dylan Bolden, Rune Jacobsen, and Rohan Sajdeh | Free Audiobook
Learn how “mere mortals can create immortality” and build a brand that lasts. When you own your own business, you find the road to success is hard and difficult. You may even look at companies like Apple, Amazon, and Starbucks and wonder how they rocketed to success. Surely, they’re doing something you aren’t, right? Well, you no longer need to wonder about their secret to success. In this summary of Rocket, you’ll read the stories of how remarkable business leaders created trusted brands, like Leslie Wexner who turned a small two-store chain into a $6.5 billion worldwide brand called Victoria’s Secret. Or how an online website turned into a multi-billion-dollar company by creating online trust among strangers. So if you’re looking to rocket your company and grow your business faster than your competitor, then look no further. Learn about the strategies big companies use, including why you should focus on your top 2% of customers, how to identify your demand space, and w…
Mar 13, 2020
Summary of "Triggered" by Donald Trump Jr. | Free Audiobook
Donald Trump Jr. shares his beliefs on free speech and the status of left-wing politics in the United States. Triggered (2019) presents Donald Trump Jr.’s critique on contemporary left-wing politics and his belief that free speech is under attack. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Mar 11, 2020
Summary of "Maximize Your Potential" by Jocelyn K. Glei | Free Audiobook
In Maximize Your Potential (2013), you’ll learn how to succeed by making the most of the talents and skills you already possess. Written for those who have often felt that they’re not talented enough or lack the skills to succeed, Maximize Your Potential teaches that your success isn’t determined by having a particular skill set, it’s about making the most of the talents you have. Through the combination of actionable advice and examples from some of the world’s most productive people, Jocelyn K. Glei’s guide will show you the secret for unlocking your potential. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Mar 10, 2020
Summary of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson | Free Audiobook
Extolling the value of caring less, Mark Manson explains how we can live happier lives by not worrying about what people think of us. Basing this book on his highly influential blog, Mark Manson lays out his life hacks for success and teaches readers the importance of finding a goal worth struggling for, rejecting shitty values, and why you should reject the temptation to compare yourself to others. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Mar 4, 2020
Summary of "How to be a Bawse" by Lilly Singh | Free Audiobook
A guide to conquering life presented by Bawse-Lady Lilly Singh. In today’s world, opportunities are endless. With social media, you can create a life beyond your wildest dreams. YouTuber Lilly Singh has created a successful life online with a billion views on the internet and millions of subscribers. Of course, Lilly will be the first to say that having a big following doesn’t automatically make you an expert but throughout her journey to success, she’s learned plenty of valuable lessons along the way. These are the lessons that have made her the Bawse she is today. The lessons you’ll learn from Lilly can be applied to all areas of your life, whether you’re looking to start your own YouTube channel or simply wanting to face your fears and live a happier, more fulfilling life. She will break down the basics of success and teach you how to overcome obstacles that will allow you to live the life of your dreams… to live the life of a Bawse! Keep reading to learn how life is li…
Mar 3, 2020
Summary of "The Fine Art of Small Talk" by Debra Fine
Learn how to start a conversation, keep it going, build networking skills, and leave a positive impression! Whether we’re standing in the elevator with a colleague, attending conferences, or simply meeting your child’s new teacher, small talk is a major part of our daily lives. Perhaps you spend your days avoiding these awkward situations because the mere idea of striking up a conversation with a stranger makes your stomach churn. Perhaps you avoid social situations entirely or hide out in bathrooms and hang out at the buffet table to avoid small talk. Maybe the idea of networking makes you sick to your stomach. If this sounds like you, then it’s time to master The Fine Art of Small Talk. Though many of us disregard small talk and find it meaningless, small talk has the power to change our lives. Small talk is the foundation of building meaningful connections with friends and colleagues which can open up opportunities you never thought possible. Once you master small talk, you…
Mar 3, 2020
Summary of "The One Hour Content Plan" by Meera Kothand | Free Audiobook
Learn the Solopreneur’s guide to a year’s worth of blog post ideas in just 60 minutes and learn to create content that sells and hooks. Imagine what it would be like to never run out of blog post ideas. How would your blog and business change? Imagine knowing exactly what to create, when to create it, and what results it would drive. Imagine if your offers became seductive magnets of yes! that readers couldn’t resist. In today’s world, content creation is becoming more important than ever for businesses and bloggers, but what’s the secret to creating content that sells? Throughout The One Hour Content Plan, you’ll learn the following: - Three core ways to instantly generate content ideas with ease. - The 5 types of content that will turn your reader into a buyer. - The fastest way to determine your brand voice so that you create content that fits you. So if you want to learn all this and more, keep reading to learn how you can use the one-hour content plan to help you…
Feb 29, 2020
Summary of "Amazon" by Natalie Berg and Miya Knights
Learn how the world’s most relentless retailer will continue to revolutionize commerce. Where do you go when you need to buy something? Perhaps you need a last-minute gift for your girlfriend’s birthday, maybe it’s a pair of sunglasses or even a rug for your new house. Nowadays, you and millions of others are turning towards Amazon to satisfy all your shopping needs. With hundreds of millions of products, one-click shopping, and even same-day delivery, Amazon is becoming the go-to online retailer for millions of people around the world. So how did Amazon become what it is today? It is now the second most valuable company in the world, and founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man alive. In just two decades, the small online bookstore has turned into a global empire that is now putting thousands of retailers out of business. As you read, you’ll learn exactly how Amazon revolutionized e-commerce and how retail is continuing to evolve in this digital age. You’ll also learn if Amazo…
Feb 27, 2020
Summary of "As We Speak" by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix | Free Audiobook
Learn how to make your point and have it stick. No matter how confident you may be, the thought of public speaking can cripple even the most powerful members of society. For many of us, the mere thought of speaking to a group of people can elicit anxiety as we think about our worst fears coming true. What if I forget what I’m going to say? What if I look stupid? What if I fail? These fears keep many of us from speaking up, either on stage or at a weekly meeting. Whether we are giving an important presentation to thousands of people or having a one-on-one conversation, the way we communicate and convey information determines our success or failure. In this guide by communication experts Peter Meyers and Shann Nix, you can learn a comprehensive approach for tackling the underlying obstacles that almost all of us experience when faced with public speaking. You’ll learn to master the three building blocks of their approach: Content, Delivery, and State. So whether you’re communicati…
Feb 26, 2020
Summary of "Finish Big" by Bo Burlingham | Free Audiobook
Learn about how great entrepreneurs exit their companies on top. When it comes to owning a business, there will be a day in which you’ll have to leave it. But how? You can’t just simply walk out the door and expect the company to continue running smoothly. In fact, there are many options to think about before preparing to leave, so it takes much time and planning to create an exit strategy that works. You must ask yourself questions, like "Do you want to sell your company? Liquidate? Perhaps you want to gift it to a child?" Luckily, Bo Burlingham has done the research for you and has put together the steps that entrepreneurs take when they decide to leave their company. As you read, you’ll learn why you should begin planning your exit from the beginning, the importance of identifying your “why,” and how to determine whether you should sell or liquidate. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hund…
Feb 25, 2020
Summary of "The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding" by Al Ries and Laura Ries | Free Audiobook
Learn how to build a product or service into a World-Class Brand. Imagine walking into a pharmacy in search of a new shampoo. As you browse the shelves, you’re met with countless options. How do you know which one to choose? In today’s world, we are bombarded with products and it’s becoming increasingly harder to create a product that stands out on the shelves. Now, thanks to marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries, you can learn about the success of some of the biggest brands in the world, including Rolex, Volvo, and Coca-Cola. With step-by-step guides on how to stand out, the key to building a successful business is in the branding. As you read, you’ll learn about The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding used by some of the most successful companies in the world. Learn everything including how to choose a company name, how to design an effective logo, and even how brands make critical errors that only diffuse their power and quality. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this?…
Feb 24, 2020
Summary of "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson | Free Audiobook
Learn the simple ways to keep little things from taking over your entire life. In today’s modern world, we find ourselves running around stressing about seemingly unimportant things. When was the last time you were angered by a comment someone made? A long line you had to stand in? A traffic jam? A Facebook post? Despite our busy lives, we continue to sweat the small stuff and add unnecessary stress. This stress becomes a vicious cycle as we find ourselves angry and resentful when things don’t go our way or when people don’t think like us. We become too focused on the imperfections of ourselves and others that we forget to focus on the important aspects of life. So if you’re looking to slow down in this fast-paced world and disengage from stress and anger, then Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff will teach you how to find inner peace and enjoy life despite our endless problems and stresses. As you read, you’ll learn why perfection is dangerous, why being right doesn’t always me…
Feb 24, 2020
Summary of "Moon" by Ben Moore | Free Audiobook
Learn about the past, present, and future discoveries about the earth’s Moon. Beginning with the space race between the USSR and the USA, humans all over the world have been captivated by the Moon. As Armstrong took his first steps on the surface, people watched in awe as they wondered about the possibilities that would come afterward. And once the Apollo mission returned to Earth, scientists quickly researched all they could about Earth’s neighboring celestial object. The world waited in anticipation for the findings of their research. Those findings have largely shaped what we know about the Moon today; however, now it seems as if the research and interest have come to a standstill. Do people still get excited about the Moon? While you may think that we’ve simply moved past this phase in history, lunar exploration is only just beginning. Today, private companies and space agencies all over the world are returning their focus to the Moon. So what does the future have in store?…
Feb 23, 2020
Summary of "Zombie Loyalists" by Peter Shankman | Free Audiobook
Learn how to use great service to create rabid fans Almost every day we encounter people who work in customer service. Perhaps you stop at the gas station before work where you interact with an attendant who pumps your gas. Or maybe you walk inside, get a cup of coffee, and interact with the employee behind the till. After work, you might head to the grocery store, the gym, or the bar for Happy Hour. No matter where you go, you interact with people who represent a company or business. So what happens when you encounter an employee who is just plain rude? Do they affect your day? Do they affect how you view that company? Of course, they do! Employees are on the frontlines for company representation, which is why customer service is a key component in keeping your customers happy and coming back. So how can you as a business owner ensure your employees provide great customer service? Throughout Zombie Loyalists, you’ll learn how to provide and promote incredible customer service as we…
Feb 23, 2020
Summary of "Will it Fly?" by Pat Flynn | Free Audiobook
Learn how to test your next business idea so you don’t waste your time and money. Are you thinking about starting a business? Perhaps you have an innovative idea, but you’re scared to launch it. You are unsure if it will be successful and you don’t want to waste your time and resources on something that won’t fly. Don’t worry! Author Pat Flynn wants to help you explore your idea and help you build the wings you need to launch your business and make it fly. Before you begin any business venture, Flynn will help you explore your ideas and determine if it is the right fit for you. Many entrepreneurs forget this critical step in their startup. They believe that if you have an idea and execute it properly, then they’ll find success! This couldn’t be further from the truth. You’ll never find success if your idea doesn’t align with your values and lifestyle. This is where Flynn will help you. He’ll give you practical step-by-step advice for determining if your idea will w…
Feb 22, 2020
Summary of "Get Your Sh*t Together" by Sarah Knight | Free Audiobook
Learn how to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do. Welcome to Get Your Shit Together, before you keep reading you should know a few things. First, this is not a traditional self-help book. Instead, think about this as more of a “let Sarah help you help yourself” help book. In other words, Sarah is here to offer “help” when your “self” gets in the way. I mean, if you could help yourself, you would’ve done it by now, right? Second, this book is not about cleaning up your physical messes in your life. You won’t be getting tips about how to gather your shit, thank it for its service, and sending it off to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Instead, you’ll be learning how to tidy up your mental clutter like your career, finances, creative pursuits, relationships, and health. Sarah thinks of this book as a “delightfully profane one-stop-shop for tidying your mind - and making your life easier and be…
Feb 20, 2020
Summary of "Happy Ever After" by Paul Dolan | Free Audiobook
Happy Ever After (2018) invites readers to deconstruct the social pressures which mold our lives. Exploring the societal pressure to pursue the “right” career, or get married by a certain age, or have a certain amount of children, Happy Ever After unpacks the desires that we’re taught to have and questions their ability to facilitate genuine happiness. Arguing that many of these have desires have been impressed upon us by others, Paul Dolan asks us to look inward and determine whether the goals we’re pursuing are truly our own and provides actionable steps for discovering personal fulfillment. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 20, 2020
Summary of "Escape from Cubicle Nation" by Pamela Slim | Free Audiobook
Learn how to escape from your corporate job and begin building the life of your dreams through entrepreneurship. Are you dreaming of the day you no longer have to work for the man? Perhaps you’re dreaming about the day you can finally work for yourself, the day you can say goodbye to your depressing, stifling cubicle and say hello to a life of freedom and entrepreneurship. The truth is, corporate culture is monotonous, uninspiring, and depressing. You’re expected to work under the watchful eye of your manager, log in 40 hours a week, and make someone else money. It’s time to break away and escape from cubicle nation. However, “the mystique of entrepreneurship is more sexy than the reality. No one wants to hear about how hard it is to finish a product, make a sale, or collect the money. Everyone wants to think they are joining the next Google, and the German and Italian cars are a few months away.” Entrepreneurship is not easy, but it is doable! Now you can begin your own pat…
Feb 19, 2020
Summary of "Buyology" by Martin Lindstrom | Free Audiobook
Discover the truth and lies about why we buy. Think about your last shopping trip. Did you go to the grocery store? The mall? Perhaps you purchased a few things online. Think about the items you purchased; more importantly, think about why you purchased them. Can you even remember? What was the rationale behind your purchase? If you’re like most people, you can likely admit that your purchase was a gut-level decision you probably can’t explain. So what motivated you to buy it? Throughout Buyology, you’ll learn the science behind why we make purchases and even why we prefer some brands over others, like Pepsi vs. Coke or Apple vs. Samsung. You’ll find that science reveals that our brains are incredibly complex and companies have long tried to understand our buying habits to sell us their products. However, many companies have gotten it all wrong. In fact, neuromarketing has revealed some surprising facts about advertising. For instance, sex doesn’t actually sell and antismoki…
Feb 18, 2020
Summary of "How to Break up With Your Phone" by Catherine Price | Free Audiobook
For everyone who needs to tell their phone, “It’s not me, it’s definitely you,” How to Break up With Your Phone (2018) offers a foolproof handbook for setting yourself free from one of our most popular toxic relationships. Exploring the toxicity of social media addiction, Catherine Price’s critical study examines our phones’ impact on our productivity, mental health, and relationships to illustrate the necessity of reforming our digital habits. Arguing that we need to stop using our devices as distractions, Price reminds us how to re-engage with the real world and set healthy boundaries by providing practical steps for cultivating safe tech habits that can actually improve our quality of life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 17, 2020
Summary of "Do Breathe" by Michael Townsend Williams | Free Audiobook
With its emphasis on restoring your mental health through a return to the basic health practices of life, Do/Breathe (2015) is not your typical self-help book. Abandoning prescriptive or pressuring models of personal development, Do/Breathe invites readers to take a relaxing step back to the basics of human existence and address our most fundamental needs: eating, breathing, and sleeping. By offering a simple and relaxing guide to promoting work/life balance, Michael Townsend Williams’ research presents a new way to hone your focus and be present and at peace in your everyday life. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 15, 2020
Summary of "donothing" by Rob Dube | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wondered how meditation can improve your professional success and work-life balance, donothing (2018) will teach you how to unlock your potential and inner peace! Offering a first-hand account of the impact and benefits of meditation, author Robe Dube presents executives and business leaders with a toolkit for optimizing their success. Drawing on his personal experience as well as stories from well-known business icons and scientific data which demonstrates the personal and professional benefits of meditation, Dube explains why meditation is so much more than just the latest health craze. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 15, 2020
Summary of "10 Days to Faster Reading" by The Princeton Language Institute and Abby Marks Beale | Free Audiobook
The competing pressures of our daily lives often leave us little time to read, but by applying this life hack, you can improve your reading speed in under 10 days! Written for everyone who doesn’t have the time to read as much as they’d like or for those whose to-be-read pile has taken over their apartment, 10 Days to Faster Reading outlines why our inability to read quickly isn’t formed through overcommitment. Positing that bad habits and toxic mindsets prevent us reading effectively, the joint research of The Princeton Language Institute and author Abby Marks Beale offers practical solutions for tackling those setbacks and developing efficient reading habits. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 12, 2020
Summary of "The Mind Club" by Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray | Free Audiobook
A new take on Rene Descartes’ philosophy, “I think, therefore I am,” The Mind Club (2016) explores the importance of the mind and cognitive function in our daily lives and interactions. Dissecting the concept of what constitutes a mind and how we perceive other beings as having a mind or not, Wegner and Gray demonstrate how our perception of the human mind impacts our sense of morality as well as our ability to relate to others. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 11, 2020
Summary of "The 10X Rule" by Grant Cardone | Free Audiobook
Learn the differences between success and failure in this easy-to-follow guide laid out by top business guru, Grant Cardone. When it comes to success, people often believe that success just isn’t for them. They read the inspiring quotes, the cute mottos, they even know what they have to do, but it never seems to work out. Luckily, Grant Cardone has spent decades creating a formula for success that works. With experience as a top sales trainer and business owner, Cardone lays out his exact tips for achieving even the craziest dreams. With the 10X Rule, you’ll learn what it takes to find success and how one simple rule can help you achieve goals that once seemed impossible. The 10X rule can be applied to any area of life, and as you read you’ll learn key information, including how settling for an average life is dangerous, how becoming obsessed is a good thing, and why success requires a childlike mindset. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for…
Feb 10, 2020
Summary of "Big Weed" by Christian Hageseth with Joseph D’Agnese | Free Audiobook
Learn about an entrepreneur’s high-stakes adventures in the budding legal marijuana business. Hippies, stoners, burn-outs, psychedelic art, Woodstock. These are all the stereotypes and associations that society uses to identify people who smoke marijuana. However, these stereotypes are becoming what we consider the "Old World" of marijuana. With propaganda films like Reefer Madness, the Old World aimed to scare Americans away from a plant, saying it would drive them insane and turn them into murderers, prostitutes, or worse. The “New World,” however, is vastly different. It’s become a world where private equity firms invest millions of dollars in this hot new industry. It’s a world where law-abiding citizens can check into a pricey bed and breakfast for the weekend and legally smoke a joint while relaxing naked in a hot tub. It’s a world where chronically or terminally ill patients have access to a natural product that can help alleviate the symptoms of their diseases. It…
Feb 9, 2020
Summary of "Bored and Brilliant" by Manoush Zomorodi | Free Audiobook
Bored and Brilliant (2017) invites readers to embrace the unique power of a state that’s rarely viewed in a positive light: boredom. Positing that a healthy experience of boredom is vital to unlocking our creative potential, Bored and Brilliant illustrates the invaluable resources boredom can provide and encourages readers to disconnect from the busy distractions of modern life, especially email, social media, and our addiction to our smartphones. Arguing that disengaging from technology and giving our minds the freedom to be bored will help us boost our creativity, productivity, and potential for brilliant ideas, Manoush Zomorodi sets out to teach readers how to (effectively) be bored. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 7, 2020
Summary of "The 5 AM Club" by Robin Sharma | Free Audiobook
What does an artist, an entrepreneur, and a billionaire have in common? They all start their mornings at 5 AM! It might sound crazy, but by following their story, The 5 AM Club (2018) will show you how you can revolutionize your morning, reclaim your life, and get more personal growth and passion out of the first hour of your day than most people do all week. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 7, 2020
Summary of "Our Inner Ape" by Frans de Waal | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wanted to unlock the moral, sexual, and evolutionary origins of your inner ape, leading primatologist Frans de Waal’s analysis can take you on a revolutionary journey. We’re all familiar with the evolutionary principle which posits that humans evolved from primates, but de Waal uses his expertise in primatology to explore this concept in greater detail. Arguing that humans are just as closely related to the gentle bonobo species as their aggressive counterparts, the Chimpanzees, de Waal compares and contrasts the two primates and argues that their lifestyles and sexual behavior has a great deal to teach us about the origins of human morality. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 4, 2020
Summary of "Moody Bitches" by Julie Holland | Free Audiobook
If you’ve ever wanted a roadmap to the inner workings of the female brain, Moody Bitches (2015) is your new travel guide! Documented with wit and wisdom by Dr. Julie Holland, Moody Bitches is an in-depth examination of the hormonal fluctuations and biological processes which make women unique and wonderful. By exploring such topics as your menstrual cycle’s impact on your mental health and the reason sex is vital for a healthy life, Holland demonstrates why a nuanced understanding of the female body and its hormones is crucial for the development of every woman’s health and relationships. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Feb 2, 2020
Summary of "Inventology" by Pagan Kennedy | Audiobook
Find out the science behind invention and how we have dreamed up inventions that have changed the world. When people think of inventors, many might conjure up images of mad scientists mixing chemicals in laboratories, creating dangerous concoctions, wearing white coats with bloodshot eyes from working hours into the night. In reality, many of the most successful inventors simply brought their ideas to life in their homes, probably wearing pajamas! Take Jake Stap, for example, who in the late 1960s worked as a tennis coach in Wisconsin. His problem? His back ached from stooping down to retrieve hundreds of balls a day. Surely there was a better way. One day, he discovered that the ball could squeeze through metal bars and take a one-way trip into a wire bin. After fooling around at home with various baskets and wires, he created what he called a “ball hopper.” Soon, everyone wanted one. People see the invention today and say, “I could’ve thought of that.” Yet, it took nearly…
Jan 31, 2020
Summary of "The Art of Travel" by Alain de Botton | Free Audiobook
Discover the art of travel and learn how to appreciate and make the most of your next trip. Many times we find ourselves overly stressed about work, relationships, and life. During these times, we fantasize about being somewhere else and just escaping the daily grind. We set the screensavers of our computer screens to tropical destinations and imagine lying in the sand with a drink in our hands. If only we were somewhere else, our problems would no longer exist, right? Finally, we book the trip and excitement ensues. However, we soon learn the anticipation was much more exciting than the trip itself as we encounter traveling woes like long lines, crowded places, intense heat and humidity, and mosquitos! Alain de Botton, however, wants to teach you how to travel better. Learn how to take pleasure in small things and change your perspective about common travel discomforts. Instead of groaning about the small, uncomfortable seats on the airplane, think about the miracle of flying throug…
Jan 29, 2020
Summary of "How to Be F*cking Awesome" by Dan Meredith | Free Audiobook
Discover the secrets to success from successful fitness coach, copywriter, influencer, and business owner, Dan Meredith. Monday mornings. “Sunday scaries.” What does this all mean? If you’re tired of working the Monday-Friday grind and experiencing the “Sunday scaries” in which you dread the thought of waking up to go to work the next morning, then it’s time to make a change. Dan Meredith felt this way at one point too. He’d be shattered each Monday morning as his alarm clock forced him awake to go to a job that he hated. He lived life sitting in an office, slowly going insane, making someone else money while his life slipped by. So at thirty-three-years-old, he finally said, “f*ck it!” He stopped making excuses and searched for the secret of success, longing for the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Now, he’s here to teach you just how he did it. How he went from maxing out every single credit card bill he had to running a fully automated fitness facility and a su…
Jan 27, 2020
Summary of "The Sleep Solution" by W. Chris Winter | Free Audiobook
If you’re looking for a sleep guide that won’t put you to sleep, W. Chris Winter’s collection of helpful tips is The Sleep Solution for you! Drawing examples from science and sleep experts, W. Chris Winter provides practical steps for cultivating successful sleep. Though you might never have thought you needed to learn how to sleep, Winter shows you why you do and how this knowledge can literally save your life. Do you want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 25, 2020
Summary of "The Confidence Game" by Maria Konnikova | Free Audiobook
The Confidence Game (2016) lays bare the psychology behind pyramid schemes, get-rich-quick scams, and every other con artist trick in the book to help us understand why we so easily fall prey to manipulators. If you’ve ever wondered why we fall for con artists or even why we can be easily manipulated by others in everyday life, The Confidence Game has the answers. Drawing on examples from psychology and history, Maria Konnikova explains why confidence can create a master manipulator or a victim, why we’re attracted to successful people, and what’s wrong with our self-perception. Do you want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 21, 2020
Summary of "Reality is Not What it Seems" by Carlo Rovelli | Free Audiobook
Take a journey through history that leads to today’s theory of quantum gravity and the modern physicist’s view of the universe. Do time and space exist? What about reality, does it exist? These are the questions that theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring. Beginning with the scholars of ancient Greece, Rovelli takes us on a journey throughout history and shows us how our understanding of reality has changed over time. Digging into the discoveries and theories made by Democritus, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and even his own work in quantum gravity, Rovelli seeks to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Through Reality is Not What it Seems, you’ll explore a world where space is made up of tiny grains, where time disappears, and where a large portion of the universe has yet to be discovered. Do you want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summarie…
Jan 20, 2020
Summary of "Genius Foods" by Max Lugavere | Free Audiobook
Learn about the diet that makes you smarter, happier, and more productive while protecting your brain for life. Ever wonder how some ninety-year-olds remain sharp as a tack? According to Max Lugavere, it likely deals with what they’ve been eating throughout their lifetime. No longer should we be eating for our bodies, instead, we should be eating for our minds as well. Through Genius Foods, you’ll learn how our diet plays a significant role in our cognitive health and which foods we should eat to ensure we stay sharp forever. Lugavere reveals how the modern diet is directly linked with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. Now, you can incorporate foods into your diet that will make you both happier and smarter. Through scientific research and data, Lugavere debunks popular misconceptions about our diet including why cholesterol isn’t bad for you but is essential for brain health. You’ll also learn the truth about carbohydrates and how th…
Jan 19, 2020
Summary of "AI Superpowers" by Kai-Fu Lee | Free Audiobook
Learn how China was able to catch up to the US as an AI superpower and discover the future of artificial intelligence. As we live in a world where cars no longer need drivers, phones can be unlocked with facial recognition, and the internet can even provide advertisements based on your browsing history, it’s becoming more and more apparent that artificial intelligence (AI) is only going to get better. While the AI movement began in the United States, other countries have quickly caught up, including China who is now one of the largest AI superpowers in the world. However, the two countries continue to compete in the AI race and the two take drastically different approaches. For instance, China is determined to become the world leader and is doing whatever it takes to get there, including funneling billions of dollars into AI tech start-ups and making it as easy as possible to launch a new start-up. As Silicon Valley competes with its Chinese counterpart, Zhongguancun, Kai-Fu Lee dis…
Jan 15, 2020
Summary of "Always Hungry?" by David Ludwig | Free Audiobook
If you’re always hungry and find that this leads you to overeat, Dr. David Ludwig has some practical tips to help you conquer your cravings and lose weight. Always Hungry? (2016) tackles our most common misconceptions about America’s obesity epidemic and challenges readers to replace those misconceptions with an understanding of best practices for healthy eating. By exposing scientific truths we often tend to ignore, Ludwig demonstrates why junk food actually makes us hungrier, why obesity functions as an attack on our bodies, and how we can reclaim our health. Do you want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 13, 2020
Summary of "12 Rules for Life" by Jordan B. Peterson | Free Audiobook
Advertised as an antidote to chaos, 12 Rules for Life (2018) assesses humanity’s most pressing concerns through the ages and compiles their solutions in this handy self-help book. Drawing on psychology, religion, philosophy, literature, and personal experience, author Jordan B. Peterson seeks to eliminate life’s chaos and confusion through the compilation of 12 simple rules that address the deepest questions of humanity. Challenging such questions as, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and “Why isn’t life fair?” Peterson crafts a solution to truly living our best lives through adherence to his twelve consistent principles. Do you want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 12, 2020
Summary of "Search Inside Yourself" by Chade-Meng Tan | Free Audiobook
Search Inside Yourself (2012) extols the value of utilizing emotional intelligence and mindfulness in your everyday life to achieve personal and professional success. Based on years of research and personal experience, Tan’s guide to self-discovery enables you to cut out the struggle of searching for the answers and follow his roadmap to cultivating a life of passion, purpose, and fulfilment through practicing mindfulness and harnessing the power of emotional intelligence. Do you want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
Jan 11, 2020
Summary of "Outwitting the Devil" by Napoleon Hill | Free Audiobook
Do you want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Reaching out from the era of the Great Depression to offer a message of hope through the power of positive thinking, Outwitting the Devil asks you to imagine what you could accomplish if you relinquished fear and self-doubt. Although it was originally written in 1938, Napoleon Hill’s breakthrough self-help book, Outwitting the Devil was lost to the world until 2011 due to censorship. Outlining Hill’s personal views on the toxicity of church and standardized education alike, Outwitting the Devil encourages readers to break free of the fears that may be fostered by education and religion to achieve personal success and embrace the life lessons taught by failure.