It’s not exactly a front-page story, but a majority of Americans aren’t reading as much as they used to. And if you didn’t read that news, well, you might be one of them.
That’s a shame for a lot of reasons. But leaving aside the arguments about cultural erosion in society, the decline in reading habits is bad news for anyone trying to make it in the business world. It seems like advances in technology are changing the game each year for big companies and ambitious entrepreneurs alike, and it’s vital to keep up with those changes if you want to stay competitive.
The best way to stay in the know? Reading. Some of the hottest bestsellers of the last decade have been produced by thought leaders like Malcolm Gladwell and Tim Ferriss, showing readers how to navigate this new business landscape.
So how do you make the time? The 12min Micro Book Library is one great solution. The folks behind this service are great at taking prominent non-fiction books and poring through them for the key ideas. They then highlight and summarize those ideas, condensing those books into bite-sized files that you can consume in 12 minutes or less – perfect for a lunch break or a boring commute.
The library already contains heavy-hitting business and self-improvement books like Gladwell’s “Outliers” and Angela Duckworth’s “Grit,” along with hundreds of others. You can suggest new ones to be added to the list, and the 12min team may just get to work on a condensed version. In the meantime, you get 30 new titles each month added to the pile, all readable on your Kindle account. They’re all available in text or audio format, and you can even download them for later reading so that you can dig in even without internet access.
Sound productive? Start racking up the reads now with a lifetime premium subscription to the 12min Micro Book Library, now on sale for $34.99 – a $5 drop off the previous sale price and nearly 90% off the MSRP.
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