With over 500 books, to our knowledge this is the biggest free resource of its kind in the world.
This has been a labour of love for over 20 years. Over 25 million words read, with all the books summarized on one page. We read and summarize them so you don’t have to.
Topics span leadership, behavioural economics, ethical strategy, creativity, innovation, and much more.
Start by searching any book, author or topic you are interested in. (eg. Gladwell, The Tipping Point, Behavioural economics)
Books by Kevin and Sarah Duncan:
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Books by everyone else:
Noise – Kahneman, Sibony & Sunstein
The one sentence summary Noise causes flaws in human judgement and if ignored it can come at a great cost
The Power Of Ignorance – Dave Trott
The one sentence summary If you don’t admit you don’t know what’s happening, you can never find out, and if
Surrounded By Bad Bosses – Thomas Erikson
The one sentence summary Being a good boss and coping with people at work is all about understanding their psychological
It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work – Fried & Hansson
The one sentence summary Long hours, excessive workloads and functioning with a lack of sleep should be marks of stupidity,
Rebel Ideas – Matthew Syed
The one sentence summary Diverse thinking is far more powerful than when everyone agrees with each other. Can't be bothered
Fear Less – Pippa Grange
The one sentence summary Fear is natural but if you deal with it effectively you can find your true voice
Catalyst – Clarke & Kean
The one sentence summary Using personal chemistry to convert contacts into contracts works better than spreadsheets and pestering. Can't be
The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit – John V. Petrocelli
The one sentence summary You can develop critical thinking habits to recognise and combat the pervasive false information that deceives
How To Make The World Add Up – Tim Harford
The one sentence summary With the right approach it is possible to evaluate confidently the claims that surround us. Can't
Effortless – Greg McKeown
The one sentence summary Not everything has to be so hard – you can make it easier to do what
A World Without Email – Cal Newport
The one sentence summary Find focus, transform productivity and improve communication by reimagining work in the age of overload. Can't
The Intelligence Trap – David Robson
The one sentence summary The most intelligent people can still be remarkably stupid when they fall into the intelligence trap.