Getabstract – better than Blinkist?
Getabstract reflects the key messages of over 20,000 books. Four times as much as Blinkist – is the provider automatically better than Blinkist? I took a close look at both providers.
Blinkist gives the key messages of over 4,500 books. You can read through the book summaries or listen to them as an audio book. I tested the app for 6 months – read my review here.
Mo Gawdat was the Chief Business Officer of Google X from 2013 – 2018. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the Massricht School of Management. After the death of his son, Mo Gawdat dealt intensively with the subject of being happy. He wrote the book the “Formula for Happiness”. From this arose his mission to make a billion people happy.
The book The Lean Start Up is now 10 years old and has become must-read for every start-up founder. The author Eric Ries started his career at the start-up There.com as a software engineer. It was there that he discovered his passion for start-ups. Four years later, he and his colleagues founded the start-up IMVU. An instant message service linked to video games.
Chris Barton was a pioneer. The idea of Shazam was way ahead of its time. In an interview when asked what he would have done differently in retrospect, he replied: “In an ideal world, Shazam would have started about five years later. So we would have missed the more difficult times – while we waited that cell phones catch up with our vision. “