Admit it: You have at all times wished to learn Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Level, however you do not have time to pore by its 300 pages simply to extract the important thing classes. And, let’s face it, many such nonfiction books might be boiled down to a couple necessary takeaways — the large concepts, the details.
Enter 12min, a library of nonfiction books which were squeezed right down to “microbook” type, professionally summarized to provide the wheat with out all of the chaff. If that concept sounds acquainted, you may be pondering of Blinkist, the same service. Nevertheless, whereas the latter prices $99 per 12 months, 12min is obtainable for significantly much less.
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12min affords lots of of titles (to Blinkist’s hundreds, simply FYI) throughout a variety of classes: enterprise, biography, investing, self-improvement, advertising, administration and so forth. Along with Gladwell, you will discover authors together with Walter Isaacson, Arianna Huffington and Stephen J. Dubner.
Every title is obtainable as each textual content and audio, every consumable in roughly — you guessed it — 12 minutes.
Your subscription affords limitless entry to the 12min library, which has new books added each month. Titles might be downloaded for offline studying/listening and, for those who want, despatched to your Kindle library.
Only one oddity: 12min seems to be both a Spanish or Portuguese firm, and I’ve seen just a few non-English messages pop up on the internet portal and within the app (which is obtainable for Android and iOS). Not an enormous deal, but it surely’s stunning that the builders have missed just a few areas that want translation.
That wrinkle apart, it is a great deal. It offers you the chance to eat lots of of books’ value of data in a fraction of the time it will usually require, and for a worth that is about what you’d pay for simply two or three such books.
Now, for those who’ll excuse me, I am about to shortly be taught The Delicate Artwork of Not Giving a F*ck. (Some days, man, I want that lesson.)
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