Book Summaries

The two things I hated in high-school were reading books and writing. That constitutes the bulk of what I do today. 

I started reading books back on December 20th, 2016 by reading at least 20 pages of a book a day. I created a simple habit reading tracker and slowly, but surely, started my journey.

A year later, I was 47 books richer. Three years passed and I read 126 books. I did all of that by using my simple habit reading tracker. It was so effective that my friends started using the tracker and it had the same effect on them. That’s when I realized I created something useful not just for me, but for everyone else.

All book summaries that you’re about to read are the fruit of a simple, 20-page-a-day, reading system.

Influence by Robert Cialdini - Book Cover

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 PersuasionAuthor: Robert B. CialdiniDate of Reading: January 2017Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail:   Influence has quite a simple

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Shoe Dog by Phil Knight - Book Cover

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 Title:

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How to Read a Book - Book Cover

How To Read A Book Book Summary, Review, Notes

How To Read A Book by Mortimer Adler is one of the major inspirations for Growthabit.com. The book introduces to us the four levels of reading (elementary, inspectional, analytical, and syntopic) and explains how to get the most out of the books you read. Book Title: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to

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The Hero With A Thousand Faces - Book Cover

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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Endurance by Alfred Lansing Book Cover

Endurance Book Summary, Review, Notes

Endurance is an unbelievable true story about how the Trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton lost their ship and spent two years trying to get back to civilization in the harshest environment known to mankind—Antarctica. Book Title: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible VoyageAuthor: Alfred LansingDate of Reading: June, 2018Rating: 10/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said

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Made To Stick Book Cover

Made To Stick Book Summary, Review, Notes

Made To Stick is a book that describes a framework that helps your ideas stick. The framework consists of six principles that your ideas need to have: Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, and Stories. And to remember it easily, use the acronym SUCCES.   Book Title: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others

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Expert Secrets - Book Cover

Expert Secrets Book Summary, Review, Notes

Expert Secrets is a book about creating a marketing plan and executing on it. The book helps you pack your knowledge, skills, and expertise into a buyable format for your audience. A lot of tactics in the book are unethical and immoral, but unfortunately, all of this works and is being used by a lot

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Hooked By Nir Eyal - Book Cover

Hooked Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsAuthor: Nir EyalDate of Reading: July 2018Rating: 6/10   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   How to use the Hook model (Trigger, Action, Variable Reward, Investment) to achieve widespread attention and engagement for your product.   What Is Being Said In Detail:

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High Performance Habits Book Cover

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 all

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Black Privilege by Charlamagne tha God - Book Cover

Black Privilege Book Summary, Review, Notes

Black Privilege is an autobiography of Charlamagne tha God (Lenard Larry McKelvey), a radio presenter and host of The Breakfast Club. The story follows Charlamagne from his childhood at Moncks Corner, South Carolina, all the way to his success at The Breakfast Club. Book Title: Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It Author:

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