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Hi, I’m Bruno and this is where smart millennials come for habit reading insights. Explore our book summaries on four topics: business & finance, marketing, psychology, and self-help.

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Business Books

It’s not possible to read hundreds of business books that come out every year. But it’s possible to read the ones that stand the test of time and attract positive reviews from their readers.

Psychology Books

Psychology books are the best way to absorb what researchers, authors, and professors spent decades working on. Book summaries will ensure you receive those lessons.

Marketing Books

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Marketing book summaries will make you understand how to create, package, and send your messages.

Self-Help Books

Self-reflection is one of the most essential skills you can have in the 21st century. And the best way to gain it is by reading self-help books and acquiring the wisdom written on the pages.

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Atomic Habits Book Summary

Atomic Habits by James Clear is the go-to book if you want to build good habits or remove bad ones. Out of all the habit books out there, this is the most complete one, having just enough scientific research, interesting stories, and a coherent structure. A must-read for any habit-builders out there!   Book Title:


The Compound Effect Book Summary

Book Title: The Compound EffectAuthor: Darren HardyDate of Reading: December, 2017Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What is the book about as a whole: How to use the power of the Compound Effect to achieve wealth and success in your life by doing one simple action right over time. What is being said in detail: Darren


Start With Why Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: Start With WhyAuthor: Simon SinekDate of Reading: December 2017Rating: 8/10 What Is The Book About As A Whole: The book describes the Golden Circle – the Why (Why you do what you do), the How (How you do what you do), and What (What you actually do). All companies know

I Will Teach You To Be Rich - Book by Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You To Be Rich Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Second Edition: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That WorksAuthor: Ramit SethiDate of Reading: June-July 2019Rating: 9/10     What Is The Book About As A Whole:   The book’s title explains it all: I Will Teach You To

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Ego Is The Enemy Book Summary, Review, Notes

Ego Is The Enemy is about the problems our ego posses to us in three distinct stages in our life— when we’re climbing toward success, when we’re on top, and when we’re falling down. The book helps us deal with ego problems in all three stages. Book Title: Ego Is The EnemyAuthor: Ryan HolidayDate of Reading:

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When Breath Becomes Air Book Summary, Review, Notes

When Breathe Becomes Air is a sad story of a guy who just made it in life—  he was young, had a great wife who was expecting their first child, and he was the main neurosurgeon at the general hospital at 36.    And then the roof came crashing in when he was diagnosed with

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The 48 Laws Of Power Book Summary, Review, Notes

There are 48 laws of power and it’s our obligation to know them. The Laws work and, whether we like them or not, we need to know them so they’re not used against us.    There’s a reason why this book is banned in most U.S. federal prisons. Greene provides us with historical examples of

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Shoe Dog Book Summary, Review, Notes

Shoe Dog is the autobiography of Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. The story follows Knight from starting Nike (Blue Ribbon Sports at the start) all the way up to the 2010s’. Knight reveals stories about his personal life, his first group of employees, and his relationship with his mentor Bill Bowerman.     Book

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The Power of Now Book Summary, Review, Notes

There’s a reason why “The Power of Now” is called the most spiritual book of the 20th century.    This isn’t a woo-woo type of book, but more of a spiritual guide to enlightenment that combines the wisdom of religious texts with the freshness of New Age spirituality.   Book Title: The Power of Now:

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12 Rules for Life Book Summary, Review, Notes

12 Rules for Life explains how to walk the thin thread of life that’s situated between Order and Chaos. The 12 rules are what will give you direction so you don’t fall in too much Chaos (or Order). A bestseller that sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.   Book Title: 12 Rules for Life:

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The Hero With A Thousand Faces Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Hero With A Thousand Faces is a book that describes the shared patterns of all the mythologies in the world. The 14 points that all mythological stories share have become the foundation of the “hero’s journey.” The popular characters of Frodo, Luke Skywalker, or Harry Potter have all been based on the points of

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High Performance Habits Book Summary, Review, Notes

High Performance Habits is a book that synthesizes everything that makes people become high performers. Burchard uses this term to account for habits that create a high performer from a person’s professional and personal life.     The six habits that Burchard explains in the book are those that will make you a high performer in

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Influence Book Summary, Review, Notes

Influence is Cialdini’s evergreen book on the six psychological principles that help us influence someone: reciprocation, commitment & consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. Book Title: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Author: Robert B. Cialdini Date of Reading: January 2017 Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail: Influence has quite

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Meditations Book Summary, Review, Notes

Meditations are written by Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor who ruled from 161-180. He was the last from The Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antonius Pius) and Meditations serve as personal writings on his ideology, Stoicism, ruling, and dealing with people. Book Title: MeditationsAuthor: Marcus AureliusDate of Reading: March, 2018Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents What

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On Writing Book Summary, Review, Notes

On Writing is Stephen King’s memoir about how he came to be as a writer, what it takes to be a professional writer, and how to make every word you write count.   Book Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftAuthor: Stephen KingDate of Reading: September-October, 2017Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents What Is Being

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On Writing Well Book Summary, Review, Notes

On Writing Well by William Zinsser is a book that shows you how to think about writing, how to edit, how to properly practice your writing, when to end a piece, how to start your article, what your sentence structure should be (and why), and how to write in different kinds of voices and styles.

Sapiens Book Summary, Review, Notes

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is an anthropological masterpiece on how humanity came to be.    You will learn how we went from running on savannas to driving cars, how we (probably) formed religion, why we “defeated” the other six species of humans, and why gossip is so important to us. And all of this

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The Millionaire Fastlane Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco is a book that teaches you how to become wealthy.    The book describes three states of wealth: The Sidewalk where people will never be rich and will live from paycheck to paycheck, The Slowlane that helps you get rich at 65-70 years, and The Fastlane which helps you

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The Psychology of Money Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel reveals the thought processes that happen before financial investing.    It highlights the most significant factors contributing to a person’s financial success, such as risk taking, making reasonable decisions, uncertainty, leaving room for error, positive realism, financial independence, and personal happiness.   Book Title: The Psychology of Money:

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Think And Grow Rich Book Summary, Review, Notes

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a 13-step process on how to achieve success and riches. Hill interviewed over 25,000 successful businessmen and their responses became the book. Considering it was written in 1937, the principles in the book still hold water.   Book Title: Think and Grow RichAuthor: Napoleon HillDate of Reading:

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Book Summary, Review, Notes

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is a book that gives a principle-centered approach to resolving issues that arise in one’s personal life as well as one’s professional life. As its title suggests, this is a motivating read that encourages readers to make positive, long-lasting changes to their character in

Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese Book Summary, Review, Notes

“Who moved my cheese?” is a story about a transformation that takes place in a Maze where four characters hunt for “Cheese,” with cheese functioning as a metaphor for what we desire out of life. The two mice described in the narrative are given the names “Sniff” and “Scurry,” while the two Little people are

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Thinking, Fast and Slow Book Summary, Review, Notes

Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” was written with the intention of assisting readers in identifying cognitive faults. In it, the author hopes to assist readers in comprehending and recognizing these processes inside themselves, as well as gaining an understanding of how it might be remedied. This book is a follow-up to prior research

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Deep Work Book Summary, Review, Notes

In “Deep Work,” Cal Newport argues that the ability to focus deeply on work without distraction is essential for achieving professional success and improving skills.    He discusses the history and benefits of “deep work,” which involves tasks that require cognitive strain and concentration, and provides strategies for including it into daily life in a

Good to Great Book Summary, Review, Notes

Good to Great Book Summary, Review, Notes

Good to Great is a book by Jim Collins that was worked on for five years with the purpose of describing how good companies make a transition to becoming great companies, while also discussing the reasons why many have failed to do so.   Book Title: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap

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Outliers, The Story of Success Book Summary, Review, Notes

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell explain how the people at the end of the bell curve handle life and success. His goal was to explain the key points we are taking the wrong way when it comes to being more than average.   Book Title: Outliers, The Story of Success Author: Malcolm GladwellDate of Reading: Feb

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Getting Things Done Book Summary, Review, Notes

Getting Things Done by David Allen is a book, written to teach you, not only how to organize your day, week, or month, but your mind in order to achieve full productivity and focus.    Book Title: Getting Things Done (The Art of Stress-Free Productivity)Author: David AllenDate of Reading: Feb 2023Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents

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Mindset The New Psychology of Sucess Summary, Review, Notes

Dr. Carol S. Dweck, the Professor of Psychology at Stanford, demonstrates in her book “Mindset,” how a person’s perspective on their own abilities and the range of possible mindsets has a significant impact on their performance in school, work, sports, the arts, and pretty much any other area of human endeavor. Dweck explains the distinction

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Blue Ocean Strategy Book Summary, Review, Notes

Blue Ocean Strategy is a book by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne published in 2004, yet just as relevant in the present. The book proposes the concept of red oceans and blue oceans.    Red oceans are the competitive market, where rivals try to capture their piece of market share and the industry rules

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The Courage To Be Disliked Book Summary, Review, Notes

Using the theories of Alfred Adler, authors Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga put them into practice through a narrative dialogue between a philosopher and a young man.    The Courage To Be Disliked holds the key to understanding how each of us is able to experience freedom in order to live a happy and fulfilled