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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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 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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Story by Robert Mckee Book Cover

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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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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Superhuman by Habit - Tynan Book Cover

Superhuman By Habit Book Summary, Review, Notes

Superhuman By Habit is a short book that serves as a tactical guide to building good habits and dropping bad habits. Book Title: Superhuman By Habit: A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a TimeAuthor: TynanDate of Reading: July 2017Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said

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So Good They Can't Ignore You - Book Cover

So Good They Can’t Ignore You Book Summary, Review, Notes

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport is a book on why you shouldn’t follow your passion, but build your skills and career capital and the passion will follow. When you become a master at something, you will start feeling passionate about it. And as Steve Jobs said, “It’s not do what you

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On Writing Well By William Zinsser Book Cover

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.

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