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Office Politics for Women
Office Politics for Women
This 10 min. read saves you up to 46 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 17 getAbstract summaries (10 books with a total of 2279 pages, 5 articles and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2725 minutes (about 46 hours). Learn more.
Office Politics for Women

Succeed despite bias at work

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Gear Up for Web 3.0
This 10 min. read saves you up to 44 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 19 getAbstract summaries (8 books with a total of 2184 pages, 7 articles and 3 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2611 minutes (about 44 hours). Learn more.
Gear Up for Web 3.0

Several technological innovations converge to create the next phase of the Internet, known as the Metaverse

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Making the Most of In-Person Team Gatherings
Making the Most of In-Person Team Gatherings
This 6 min. read saves you up to 110 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 27 getAbstract summaries (21 books with a total of 5500 pages, 3 articles, one video and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 6594 minutes (about 110 hours). Learn more.
Making the Most of In-Person Team Gatherings

You’ve been looking forward to this for a long time: Having your entire team in person (!) gathered in one place. How do you make the most of people’s time together?

Improve Company Culture by Instilling a Learning Mindset
Improve Company Culture by Instilling a Learning Mindset

Workplace learning creates not just a better-informed but a better-connected workforce.

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getAbstract's Summaries on the Latest Topics

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Bob Rosen and Emma-Kate Swann

Conscious

Make deliberate choices and take decisive action in the face of disruption by embracing conscious awareness and resilience.

Wiley
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Roisin Kiberd

The Disconnect

How the internet created dystopia.

Profile Books
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Lucy Ryan

Lunchtime Learning for Leaders

A detailed, compassionate guide for new and emerging leaders.

Kogan Page Publishers
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Manish Bundhun

Disruptor

Harness your agility and resiliency with a proactive mind-set to become a stronger, more agile leader.

Manish Bundhun
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Richard Rumelt

The Crux

Management expert Richard Rumelt explains problem-solving essentials from the viewpoint of successful leaders.

Profile Books
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Shelmina Abji

Show Your Worth

Shelmina Babai Abji offers an insider’s blueprint for women and minorities aspiring to climb the corporate ladder.

McGraw-Hill Education
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How to Set Up a Mentoring Program (and Why)
How to Set Up a Mentoring Program (and Why)
This 8 min. read saves you up to 37 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1856 pages, one video and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2220 minutes (about 37 hours). Learn more.
How to Set Up a Mentoring Program (and Why)

The best companies have them and the best talent expects them. Here’s a guide to get started.

How to Offer Effective Feedback
How to Offer Effective Feedback

Constructive, yet delivered with compassion, feedback is what makes learning cultures thrive.

How to Run Effective Meetings
How to Run Effective Meetings

Stop treating meetings as a necessary evil.

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Speaking Out About Quiet Quitting
Speaking Out About Quiet Quitting
This 6 min. read saves you up to 134 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 31 getAbstract summaries (26 books with a total of 6664 pages, 3 articles and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 7991 minutes (about 134 hours). Learn more.
Speaking Out About Quiet Quitting

About the fine line between "I don't care" and "I care about myself more."

Improve Company Culture by Instilling a Learning Mindset
Improve Company Culture by Instilling a Learning Mindset

Workplace learning creates not just a better-informed but a better-connected workforce.

Courage and Candor
Courage and Candor

Build a courageous culture with trust and learning at its center

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Dopamine: the Good, the Bad and the Useful
Dopamine: the Good, the Bad and the Useful
This 11 min. read saves you up to 63 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 16 getAbstract summaries (12 books with a total of 3127 pages, 3 articles and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3742 minutes (about 63 hours). Learn more.
Dopamine: the Good, the Bad and the Useful

Make this powerful brain chemical work for instead of against you.

History, Hubris and Histrionics
History, Hubris and Histrionics

Why post-pandemic logistics teams struggle with historic data. 

Twenty-Three Minutes
Twenty-Three Minutes

Interruptions derail your workday – 23 minutes at a time.

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Thiel’s Law
Thiel’s Law
Thiel’s Law

Peter Thiel offers his eccentric, yet commonsense perspective on business, monopolies, start-ups and collaboration.

Hispanic Roots
Hispanic Roots
Hispanic Roots

Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto presents a Hispanicist's history of North America, starting with the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Solve It!
Solve It!
Solve It!

Ken Watanabe’s problem-solving primer for kids became an international bestseller due to its wide-ranging, effective strategies for tackling problems.

Powerful Public Speaking
Powerful Public Speaking
Powerful Public Speaking

TED curator Chris Anderson offers a superb, knowledgeable guide for beginner public speakers.

In Pursuit of LIGO
In Pursuit of LIGO
In Pursuit of LIGO

Physics and astronomy professor Janna Levin, PhD provides a surprisingly gripping and suspenseful depiction of the scientific efforts to detect gravitational waves.

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“People Are Angry Because They Feel Their World Views and Values Are at Stake.”
“People Are Angry Because They Feel Their World Views and Values Are at Stake.”
This 10 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 240 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 278 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“People Are Angry Because They Feel Their World Views and Values Are at Stake.”

How can people find each other in an increasingly fragmented society? Sociologist Michael Carolan says: through experiences.

“The ‘Great Trade-Off’ Is a Myth.”
“The ‘Great Trade-Off’ Is a Myth.”
This 17 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 232 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 262 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“The ‘Great Trade-Off’ Is a Myth.”

Making the planet a better place doesn't mean making less profit, says David Cooperrider. On the contrary.

“It Doesn’t Matter What People Get Curious About, as Long as They Get Curious.” 
“It Doesn’t Matter What People Get Curious About, as Long as They Get Curious.” 
This 15 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 348 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 403 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
“It Doesn’t Matter What People Get Curious About, as Long as They Get Curious.” 

More and more companies emphasize curiosity in the workplace. This is no surprise to Stefaan van Hooydonk, who considers curiosity a “growth mindset in action.”

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Instant Practical Insights into the Thinking of Important Contemporaries

Simon Sinek
This 9 min. read saves you up to 39 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 14 getAbstract summaries (9 books with a total of 1912 pages and 5 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2286 minutes (about 39 hours). Learn more.
Simon Sinek

On purpose, leadership and empathy.

Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari, photo by Dirk-Jan Visser/laif
This 9 min. read saves you up to 26 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 1291 pages, one article and 3 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1541 minutes (about 26 hours). Learn more.
Yuval Noah Harari

On facing the future as one humanity.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This 7 min. read saves you up to 25 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1215 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1451 minutes (about 25 hours). Learn more.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There are many stories and there are many feminisms.

Carol Dweck
This 8 min. read saves you up to 33 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 9 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1630 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1948 minutes (about 33 hours). Learn more.
Carol Dweck

On the foundations of a growth mind-set, or, why we are “born to learn.”

Tim Ferriss
This 9 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 320 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 375 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
Tim Ferriss

On facing fears and learning anything.

Brené Brown
This 7 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 8 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1136 pages, one video and 3 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1357 minutes (about 23 hours). Learn more.
Brené Brown

On vulnerability, psychological safety and other leadership skills.

FAVORITE READS

Our Favorite Thinkers and Leaders Share Their Favorite Reads

JEFF HADEN

My current favorite book is The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink,” says author and Inc. Magazine contributing editor Jeff Haden. “NO REGRETS! makes for a great tattoo, but it’s a terrible philosophy.” In his book, Pink argues that regrets help us learn from mistakes, decide what is truly important to us and make better decisions in the future. “While dwelling on regrets isn’t helpful, learning from them definitely is,” concludes Jeff. He praises Pink for laying out a process for reframing regret into something useful – “something that will make a definite difference in your personal and professional life.” We suggest you follow Jeff’s recommendation and read our summary of Daniel Pink’s argument. You won’t regret it! 

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Daniel Pink

‘No Regrets’ Is No Way to Live

Banishing regret from our lives is not just futile, but also, unhelpful.

The Wall Street Journal
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