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.

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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Bad Blood Book Summary, Review, Notes

How a $15 billion company with more than 1000 employees was actually a scam with a product that doesn’t work. This is the horrifying story of today’s Enron- Theranos- and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes. Book Title: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Author: John Carreyrou Date of Reading: November 2018 Rating:

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Barking Up The Wrong Tree Book Summary, Review, Notes

The book answers the question, “What really produces success?” by presenting the dichotomous view we have of success— is it who we know or what we know, do nice guys finish first or last, do quitters never win and winners never quit.  Book Title: Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything

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The Excellence Habit Vlad Zachary Book Cover

The Excellence Habit Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Excellence Habit is about making changes in our mindset to make a big difference in our lives. The book focuses on creating a habit of excellence and stated the difference between success and excellence. Success is tied to results (things you can’t control) while excellence is tied to the process (a habit and a

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One Small Step Can Change Your Life Book Summary, Review, Notes

The greatest change is made through the smallest steps and that’s the essence of the Kaizen way. Kaizen— Japanese for continuous improvement— is a principle that states you can overcome the fear of change and procrastination through small, incremental steps that eventually transform your life. Book Title: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The

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The Power Of Habit Charles Duhigg Book Cover

The Power Of Habit Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And BusinessAuthor: Charles DuhiggDate of Reading: January-February 2017Rating: 8/10   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   The Power Of Habit teaches you how habits form (in a scientific way), how they function, and explains the

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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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Never Split The Difference Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On ItAuthor: Chris VossDate of Reading: February 2018Rating: 10/10   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   Never Split The Difference teaches us about the art of negotiating in a way that doesn’t leave anything at the table.

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Contagious: Why Things Catch On Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: Contagious: Why Things Catch On Book SummaryAuthor: Jonah BergerDate of Reading: February 2017Rating: 8/10   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   What causes certain products, ideas, and behaviors to be talked about more? The book explains that it’s about six principles that make an idea, product, or

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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: A

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Faking It How To Seem Like A Better Person - Book Cover

Faking It How To Seem Like A Better Person Book Summary

“Faking It” is all about appearing to be better than you actually are. This is like the lazy person’s guide to success, happiness, and sex. It’s fun to read and you do actually learn a lot from this book. Book Title: Faking It: How To Seem Like A Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself Author:

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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 people

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