4 new free book summaries via Nik’s newsletter

Hiya, it’s Nik with 4 new summaries for you!

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Okay, here we go, let’s talk about this week’s bestsellers!

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

This is the book for startup founders. I see it all the time on people’s desks at WeWork, even though it’s been more than ten years since it came out.

Ries idea is simple: When you’re building a startup, you can afford to waste zero time and effort. Zero. And it is around this idea that he built his model and this book: Always validate your ideas. Measure everything. Split-test. Do not indulge in vanity metrics.

If you’re an entrepreneur who gets distracted by unimportant things too often or want to launch a successful startup, this is a must-watch!






Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

1-Sentence-SummaryLove Warrior delves into the life of Glennon Doyle, a woman who battled with self-destructive behaviors, eating disorders, depression, and many more challenges before finally embracing the life she deserved and started living meaningfully while being true to herself.

Top 3 Lessons:

  1. You’d be surprised to find out how many people share your struggles, regardless of their nature.
  2. Let your instincts guide you, especially when you feel like something is wrong.
  3. Pain is a natural part of life, and accepting it will set you free.

If you want to be kinder to yourself and learn how to practice self-love, this book is for you.

Read the Summary »

The Mind Illuminated by Culadasa (John Yates)

1-Sentence-SummaryThe Mind Illuminated is the definitive guide to meditation and consciousness, as it teaches its readers how meditation works, and how to navigate the ten stages of conscious breathing and intentional practice of mindfulness, all while highlighting why meditation is so crucial in everyone’s lives.

Top 3 Lessons:

  1. Implementing meditation in your daily rituals can help you improve focus and memory.
  2. Meditation can help you improve your attention and awareness and differentiate between the two.
  3. The best way to ensure that you start practicing meditation is to create a schedule for it and automate the process.

If you want to master your mind and gain calmness from meditation, this book is for you.

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Loonshots by Safi Bahcall

1-Sentence-SummaryLoonshots explores the process of innovation, specifically how groundbreaking ideas emerge from simple thoughts and how important it is for organizations to give course to them by creating learning environments where people feel safe exploring and creating.

Top 3 Lessons:

  1. Innovation is the key to gaining a competitive edge by paving new, improved ways of doing things.
  2. An organization needs to nurture both its artists and soldiers if it wants to succeed.
  3. Don’t let good ideas pass you by out of fear of the unknown.

If you want to build a company, change the world, or come up with an innovative breakthrough, this book is for you.

Read the Summary »

That’s it for today. Enjoy the summaries, and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy reading,


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