Hi there! Did you see the call for readers for the Blinkist audio project? Great. You’re in the right place! Below, you’ve got a bit of background, some stage directions, and the test text. This is the sample you must read to audition to be a regular narrator of our book summaries. Once you’ve recorded the test Read More The post The Blinkist Audio-dition ap
From founders and developers to editors and writers, we work on Blinkist because we believe that learning matters. More specifically, we believe that there’s a world of learning in nonfiction books just begging to be unearthed. But we also know that people have a really hard time making time to dig. Despite the best intentions, Read More The post Introducing
Blinkist launched in April of 2013 and since then, thousands of readers have joined our community of curious minds. They’ve downloaded 1.5 million books in blinks and read them on the train, on lunch breaks, in line, and in bed. Up until now, it’s only been possible to enjoy blinks on iOS or the web. Read More The post Blinkist for Android is here! appeared
Forty-three. It’s a little young for an American president and a bit old for a pop idol. As it turns out, however, it’s a great age for a business book. Since Bill Gates blogged about his admiration for the John Brooks book Business Adventures, it has been reshelved at the top of the Amazon and Read More The post 7 Key Lessons from Business Adventures, Bill
It might be hard to believe, but following is the actual internship ad to which I responded in May: Want to be paid to read fascinating nonfiction books? Join us at Blinkist! For 8-12 weeks, you’ll read bestselling nonfiction books and take detailed notes. In addition to getting to read all day, we’ll teach you Read More The post Here’s what I learned from r
From sweaty palms and sleepless nights to that warm flood of well being we get lying beside a lover, feeling the symptoms of love are as much a part of being human as breathing. But where does the feeling of love actually come from? As much as we’d like it to be, love isn’t mystical, Read More The post Birds and Bees and Chemistry: How Love Works, According
10 seems like a big deal when we’re kids. 10 dollars can buy a lot of treats, 10 days seems like forever, and 10 years? Unthinkable. 10 is pretty impressive. But as we get older, we start to set the bar on a higher power of 10 – the big kahuna: 1 million. This weekend, Read More The post Celebrating 1 Million appeared first on Blinkist Journal.
ISFJ, ISTP, INTP, INFJ. In business, these are some of the dirtiest four letter words. If Myers Briggs pegged you as an “I” type, or an introvert, you might need your alone time and listen at least a little more than you talk. You might also know firsthand that traditional professional environments aren’t your happiest Read More The post The Power of the Qui
Functionality or beauty: why should you have to choose? We’ve been working to make Blinkist even better, and today, we’re excited to show you some improvements that are as smart as they are handsome. Covers & iBooks. We completely overhauled the cover experience to include full-screen pictures. While we were at it, we added a more Read More The post Blin
Last week we introduced Cal Newport’s So Good They Can’t Ignore You, which makes the heretical-to-some claim that following your passion is actually a bad idea. Newport holds that DWYL (or “Do What You Love”) actually leads to overblown expectations and discontent. The alternative he proposes is the “craftsman mindset,” which focuses on mastering skills. Dis
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