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.

Start-Up Nation - Book Cover

Start-Up Nation Book Summary, Review, Notes

Start-up Nation tells us the story of Israel’s economic miracle: one startup on every 1,800 Israelis. The book describes how a bottom-up culture, military, the concept of brashness and sincerity (chutzpah), and interconnectedness were the main ingredients of building a start-up nation. Book Title: Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic MiracleAuthor: Dan Senor, Saul

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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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The Lessons of History Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant is a concise, thirteen-chapter short book on the pivotal moments in human civilization. The book goes through the thirteen most essential areas and presents the main ideas from each one. Book Title: The Lessons of HistoryAuthor: Will & Ariel DurantDate of Reading: March 2018Rating: 10/10 Table

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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 was

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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 Accidental Creative - Book Cover

The Accidental Creative Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Accidental Creative is about developing practices that will make you become prolific, brilliant, and healthy every day, in life and in work. Book Title: The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice Paperback Author: Todd HenryDate of Reading: February 2018Rating: 7/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail:   The

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Story Book Summary, Review, Notes

Story by Robert McKee is about storytelling principles that you use in screenwriting, content writing, and even life in general. Book Title: Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of ScreenwritingAuthor: Robert McKeeDate of Reading: January 2018Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail:   Story is divided into four parts. Each

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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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The Happiness Equation Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha is a book that shares with us the secret to a happy life. The formula has nine secrets that are explored in the book and the end result is the following: Want nothing+ do anything = have everything. Book Title: The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything =

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The Art of Non Conformity by Chris Guillebeau - Book Cover

The Art of Non-Conformity Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau is a book on how to live life not by other people’s rules, but by creating your own. The book was created out of the manifesto that Guillebeau wrote and he titled it “A Brief Guide to World Domination,” which was downloaded more than 100 000 times from

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The Four Agreements - Book Cover

The Four Agreements Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a book on ancient Toltec wisdom and how you can implement it in today’s busy, fast, and ever-changing world. The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, and Always Do Your Best. Book Title: The Four Agreements: A Practical

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