A Simple Way to Learn More in Less Time

There is no doubt that knowledge is power. Knowledge can help you make good decisions. It can also enrich your life. That’s why it’s important that you make learning a habit.

One of the best ways to learn is to read books. That’s what many wise people do throughout history. But there is a problem: there are so many good books to read but so little time to read them. So how can we keep up?

I found a solution when I found Blinkist. Blinkist is a service that gives you key insights from nonfiction books so that you don’t need to read entire books. Instead of spending days on a book, you just need to spend around 15 minutes. As a result, you can learn from a lot more books in the same amount of time. It’s like applying the 80/20 principle to reading books: you focus your time only on the most important insights.

I have been a subscriber for a few months now. I use it not only to learn from new books, but also to refresh my memory of those that I have read. I have also found some good books through it that I decided to read in full.

It’s free to try, and – if you like it – you can then subscribe to it. There is now a special offer to celebrate the launch of its Android app: you can use the code Androidishere to get a 30% discount on the yearly plan. (Update: you can use the code Lifeoptimizer to get the discount)

Check it out and see if it’s for you.


Photo by CCAC North Library


  1. I can’t wait to share this with my old Western Civ professor. He used to joke in nearly every class that he’s read millions of books, but he’s a skimmer and he only reads parts or excerpts and he got laughed at when he explained he’d learned plenty that way. I’m going to get it from the app store and go show him. Thanks for spreading the word!!!

  2. I’m going to try it because my mantra always seems to be “too many books, so little time.”

  3. Blinkist is such a productive app..I enjoyed it thoroughly and highly recommend to anyone and everyone who loves reading. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this. I feel blessed to have chanced on this post

  4. Thanks for the tip. Some books only have one idea and a lot of padding so this is a good way to get the main points.

  5. Looks cool – I will try it out

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