May 29, 2023 · In “Kairos,” which is about a torrid, yearslong relationship between a young woman and a much older married man, the tears are of every sort: smart and stupid, ugly and otherwise, precipitated by...
- Step 1. Take Notes While You Read
- Step 2. Write The Main Takeaways in Your Own Words
- Step 3. Continue to Summarize Overtime
If you’re reading a print or hardcover book, highlight important quotes, ideas, or questions, and then write the page number on the first blank page. By contrast, if you’re reading a Kindle book, use Kindle’s “notes” and “highlights” to capture and save important takeaways. Try to be as descriptive as possible to save time when exporting. When read...
If you’re reading a print or hardcover book, write your notes and highlights into your preferred word processor or note-taking app. (I recommend Notionfor reasons I’ll mention in Step 3.) However, if you’re reading a Kindle book, adding your notes and highlights is quicker and easier. To export your notes and highlights, go to Your Amazon Kindle pa...
One of the best book summarization practices is called progressive summarization(PS). Coined by Tiago Forte, the idea is to summarize your notes, and then summarize that summary, then summarizing that summary, distilling the ideas into smaller and smaller layers each time. There are five layers to PS, but I’ve adapted it for a book summary, specifi...
May 19, 2023 · 1-Sentence-Summary: Four Thousand Weeks explores the popularized concept of time management from a different point of view, by tapping into ancient knowledge from famous philosophers, researchers, and spiritual figures, rather than promoting the contemporary idea of high-level productivity and constant self-optimization.
May 19, 2023 · 1-Sentence-Summary: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant compiles the valuable lessons of Naval Ravikant, who teaches people how to build wealth and achieve long-term happiness by working on a few essential skills, all while discovering the secrets of living a good life. Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author:
May 25, 2023 · How to Take Smart Notesis a valuable, reliable source of lessons on thinking processes and how to improve them. It offers a complex yet easy-to-read guide on taking notes in a smart and organized way. Using real-life examples, the book managed to give fact-based insights that speak to its readers personally.
May 27, 2023 · In his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Dr. Robert Cialdini researches compliance psychology by immersing himself in the world of compliance professionals. He observed seven levers of influence and discussed how to use them: Reciprocation, Liking, Social Proof, Authority, Scarcity, Commitment and Consistency, and Unity.
May 22, 2023 · 1-Sentence-Summary: Unfu*k Yourself offers practical advice on how to get out of your self-destructive thoughts and take charge of your life by learning how to control them and motivate yourself to take more responsibility for your life than you ever have before. Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author:
May 25, 2023 · Sarah Harvey’s book Kaizen: The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time will teach you all about it. This simple, yet powerful life-changing tool just might be what you’ve always been looking for to finally stick to improving yourself. These are the 3 most memorable lessons I got out of this book:
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May 9, 2023 · Perhaps mesmerizing or intoxicating better suits this modern classic. My Brilliant Friend is the first of four books in a series of historical fiction novels that tells an epic saga of two female friends, Lila and Elena, growing up in poverty in Naples, Italy, in the 1950s.
May 10, 2023 · Updated on May 10, 2023 Writing Tips. A summary is a shorter description of a longer work, covering all of the highlights but not many of the details. It’s used for an overview so that people can get an idea of what the longer work entails without reading or watching it first. You see summaries everywhere, from book covers to product ...
May 18, 2023 · Summary. The Wild Kratts get ready to howl with wolves, wild dogs, and other canines!
May 10, 2023 · Summary of Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte. Resonate is the prequel to Slide:ology and both are by the same author, Nancy Duarte. After reading Resonate by Nancy Duarte, you’ll never approach a presentation the same again.