This article is being reshared from the Blinkist Magazine website. Blinkist is an app used by top thinkers around the world – it provides genuine value for people who love to learn.
As a young man, Abraham Lincoln would stay up for hours every night reading – it played a major role in him becoming a revolutionary, top thinker, and one of America’s most important Presidents. Nowadays, no longer do we need to burn the midnight oil to stay on top of our reading – thanks to the Blinkist app which allows us to get through books like never before.
At Blinkist, we summarize the key insights from nonfiction books into 15-minute reads and listens. There are over 3,000 titles across 27 unique categories, cementing our app as the go-to destination for big thinkers.
More than 11 million people are expanding their horizons with Blinkist, with thousands of knowledge hunters downloading the app everyday.
Blinkist encourages you to read more nonfiction books. the app contains cleverly written digests – called blinks – where books are broken down into their main arguments.The New York Times
So, what exactly is it that top thinkers like about Blinkist?
- Backed By Science: The Product & The Service
At Blinkist, there’s a dedicated team of experts who sift through the millions of books published each year to find the best ones out there. We don’t just want bestsellers, we want the hidden gems, the timeless classics, books written for intellectuals, by intellectuals – because we have built an app with serious purpose and intention.
When we started most apps were for social media or gaming. We wanted to do something different and build an app that would add genuine value to someone’s life.Holger Seim, Blinkist Co-Founder
Once the books are selected, our specialist editors identify the key ideas and themes from each book, and turn them into useful summaries of insights. The best part, all of the content is created using neuroscientific principles making all the information easy to understand, but hard to forget.
Actionable examples, case studies, and anecdotes help deliver information that is relevant, useful, and applicable to a person’s life. Plus, Blinkist is tailored: as soon as people start reading, the app will start to recommend new titles that they’ll love, based on their unique interests and individual preferences.
- Real People
We don’t rely on algorithms to choose or make our content, we choose people. We read every book ourselves, we edit and record each pack of insights. We’re a team of experts, specialists with PhDs and diplomas, people who are hungry, eager, and passionate for understanding and sharing knowledge.
To ensure our app, and our content, is the best it can be – we’ve built a team of over 200 qualified people who want to make powerful information available to millions.
Millions of tech-savvy intellectuals are using Blinkist to stay ahead of their peers, and on top of their fields. Blinkist encourages readers to explore a range of different areas and genres, discovering new knowledge around exciting subjetcs. We know intellectuals want to expand their knowledge, which is why we have 27 topic categories, filled with a wide spectrum of titles.
Blinkist allows intellectuals to learn from the best writers and thinkers, in order to become better themselves.
- The Library
The Blinkist library contains over 3,000 titles across 27 different categories such as Self Improvement, Entrepreneurship, Parenting, Sex & Relationships, and Management & Leadership among many others. Whatever it is you’re eager to learn about, Blinkist has got you covered.
As a productivity coach and one of the lifelong learners, I can’t tell you how happy I was to find Blinkist. If you enjoy nonfiction reading and are short on time, Blinkist will be your new favorite app.Karen Trepte, Huffington Post
Time-honored favorites sit next to the latest bestsellers and talked-about new titles so that you’re getting a complete look across the breadth of nonfiction. There are 10 new titles added to the app every week so even the most voracious reader will never run out of great content.
- Stamp of Approval
We’re proud of what we do – we believe in our product because it has meaning, purpose, and intention. Our aim is to help people learn, to allow them to grow, and to better themselves in whatever way they would like.
This was recently recognized and praised by the United Nations who acknowledge Blinkist as a Global Leader in Learning and Education.
With Blinkist you can boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives so that you can be a better professional, a better partner, or a better you – and finally get through your book list or make sense of the increasingly big and busy world of ideas.United Nations
With a community of 11 million people located across the world – from tech entrepreneurs in New York, to meditation teachers in the Himalayas – we have a band of people spanning the globe who are all thirsty for inspiring knowledge.