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How to Heal from PTSD
How to Heal from PTSD
This 10 min. read saves you up to 42 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (8 books with a total of 2078 pages and 4 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2484 minutes (about 42 hours). Learn more.
How to Heal from PTSD

Both people and organizations experience traumatic events. Here’s how to move past them.

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How to Run Effective Meetings
How to Run Effective Meetings
This 7 min. read saves you up to 31 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1524 pages, 3 articles and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1822 minutes (about 31 hours). Learn more.
How to Run Effective Meetings

Stop treating meetings as a necessary evil.

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New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty
New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty
This 9 min. read saves you up to 69 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (11 books with a total of 3433 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4111 minutes (about 69 hours). Learn more.
New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty

Digital transformation is lifting people out of poverty and creating new markets.

LEADERSHIP

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The Main Requirement of Hybrid Work
This 10 min. read saves you up to 31 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (5 books with a total of 1557 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1859 minutes (about 31 hours). Learn more.
The Main Requirement of Hybrid Work

It takes a long time to build it up, yet it can be ruined in seconds: Trust is a delicate thing.

New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty
New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty
This 9 min. read saves you up to 69 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (11 books with a total of 3433 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4111 minutes (about 69 hours). Learn more.
New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty

Digital transformation is lifting people out of poverty and creating new markets.

How to Heal from PTSD
How to Heal from PTSD

Both people and organizations experience traumatic events. Here’s how to move past them.

How to Run Effective Meetings
How to Run Effective Meetings

Stop treating meetings as a necessary evil.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead
Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead
This 10 min. read saves you up to 104 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 21 getAbstract summaries (18 books with a total of 5200 pages, 2 articles and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 6230 minutes (about 104 hours). Learn more.
Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead

The future waits for no one.

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk

On building businesses and living the life of your dreams.

“It’s Not an Evolution, It’s a Revolution”
“It’s Not an Evolution, It’s a Revolution”

getAbstract founder Patrick Brigger takes a look at the next horizon line to see the role artificial intelligence will play in business. 

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New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty
This 9 min. read saves you up to 69 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (11 books with a total of 3433 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4111 minutes (about 69 hours). Learn more.
New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty

Digital transformation is lifting people out of poverty and creating new markets.

NEW WORK

New Articles

Celeste Headlee
Celeste Headlee
This 7 min. read saves you up to 9 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 429 pages, one video and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 508 minutes (about 9 hours). Learn more.
Celeste Headlee

On the power of conversations to bring people together.

The Magic of Beginnings
The Magic of Beginnings

How to start something new, and why you should do it every day.

Do Not Reply to That Nigerian Prince Who “Needs Your Help”
Do Not Reply to That Nigerian Prince Who “Needs Your Help”

Hack-proof your life and safeguard your work with these simple cybersecurity habits.

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Small Data: The Next Big Thing?
This 9 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1136 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1355 minutes (about 23 hours). Learn more.
Small Data: The Next Big Thing?

Data analytics leaders need to turn to new techniques to raise the levels of creativity and innovation within their organizations. Here is how to unlock the AI value contribution with small data and AI tools.

LEARNING

New Articles

Small Data: The Next Big Thing?
This 9 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1136 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1355 minutes (about 23 hours). Learn more.
Small Data: The Next Big Thing?

Data analytics leaders need to turn to new techniques to raise the levels of creativity and innovation within their organizations. Here is how to unlock the AI value contribution with small data and AI tools.

getAbstract 3.0
getAbstract 3.0
getAbstract 3.0

Know better. Do better. In 15 minutes.

The Power of a “Nudge”
The Power of a “Nudge”

The context of your choices may mean the difference between success or failure.

“Mapped Perfection Is Often Not What Learners Want.”
“Mapped Perfection Is Often Not What Learners Want.”

How do you keep learners engaged in organizational training? Hadiya Nuriddin, author of StoryTraining, advises outstanding storytelling to become an attention magnet – a key facilitation skill in times of hybrid learning.

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Interviews, Longreads, How-to-Guides & Reading Lists

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“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”
“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 294 pages and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 340 minutes (about 6 hours). Learn more.
“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”

Master Coach Marion Franklin on asking the right questions, waiting patiently for answers, and the number one problem with coaching-style leadership.

“It’s Not an Evolution, It’s a Revolution”
“It’s Not an Evolution, It’s a Revolution”
This 8 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 320 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 376 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
“It’s Not an Evolution, It’s a Revolution”

getAbstract founder Patrick Brigger takes a look at the next horizon line to see the role artificial intelligence will play in business. 

“This Process is Relentless and You Will Either Adapt or Die”
“This Process is Relentless and You Will Either Adapt or Die”
This 18 min. read saves you up to 17 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 852 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1005 minutes (about 17 hours). Learn more.
“This Process is Relentless and You Will Either Adapt or Die”

Robotic process automation repurposes older software technologies for exponential gains. Christopher Surdak, author of The Care and Feeding of Bots, offers a glimpse into the next wave of digital transformation.

“Mapped Perfection Is Often Not What Learners Want.”
“Mapped Perfection Is Often Not What Learners Want.”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 3 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 160 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 179 minutes (about 3 hours). Learn more.
“Mapped Perfection Is Often Not What Learners Want.”

How do you keep learners engaged in organizational training? Hadiya Nuriddin, author of StoryTraining, advises outstanding storytelling to become an attention magnet – a key facilitation skill in times of hybrid learning.

“It’s So Easy Now to Start Something”
“It’s So Easy Now to Start Something”
This 14 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 256 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 294 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“It’s So Easy Now to Start Something”

Entrepreneur Angelica Malin offers sage advice for women contemplating their first start-up.

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LONGREADS

Twenty-Three Minutes
Twenty-Three Minutes
This 10 min. read saves you up to 84 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 22 getAbstract summaries (16 books with a total of 4186 pages, 5 articles and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 5014 minutes (about 84 hours). Learn more.
Twenty-Three Minutes

Interruptions derail your workday – 23 minutes at a time.

Sidestep New Year’s Resolutions – and Create Lasting Change
Sidestep New Year’s Resolutions – and Create Lasting Change
This 6 min. read saves you up to 27 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 8 getAbstract summaries (6 books with a total of 1324 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1583 minutes (about 27 hours). Learn more.
Sidestep New Year’s Resolutions – and Create Lasting Change

New Year’s resolutions, though well-intended, often don’t get you to where you want to go. Work with goals and habits instead.

Well-Being Is About More than “An Apple a Day”
Well-Being Is About More than “An Apple a Day”
This 6 min. read saves you up to 70 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 18 getAbstract summaries (12 books with a total of 3476 pages, 3 articles, one video and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4166 minutes (about 70 hours). Learn more.
Well-Being Is About More than “An Apple a Day”

It also means managing your time and energy wisely and practicing emotional intelligence.

The Next Killer Investment Might Wipe You Out
The Next Killer Investment Might Wipe You Out
This 12 min. read saves you up to 71 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (10 books with a total of 3514 pages, one article and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4205 minutes (about 71 hours). Learn more.
The Next Killer Investment Might Wipe You Out

Famous Wall Street swindlers from Ponzi to Holmes remind buyers to beware.

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
This 8 min. read saves you up to 35 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 6 getAbstract summaries (6 books with a total of 1719 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2055 minutes (about 35 hours). Learn more.
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Convey calm amidst disruption, foster inclusiveness and bring out the best in people.

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HOW-TO-GUIDES

How to Run Effective Meetings
How to Run Effective Meetings
This 7 min. read saves you up to 31 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1524 pages, 3 articles and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1822 minutes (about 31 hours). Learn more.
How to Run Effective Meetings

Stop treating meetings as a necessary evil.

The Main Requirement of Hybrid Work
The Main Requirement of Hybrid Work
This 10 min. read saves you up to 31 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (5 books with a total of 1557 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1859 minutes (about 31 hours). Learn more.
The Main Requirement of Hybrid Work

It takes a long time to build it up, yet it can be ruined in seconds: Trust is a delicate thing.

How to Measure the Success of Training
How to Measure the Success of Training
This 8 min. read saves you up to 66 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (12 books with a total of 3262 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3907 minutes (about 66 hours). Learn more.
How to Measure the Success of Training

Everyone knows that the importance of introducing employees to new knowledge and skills through training is increasing in times of a talent shortage. But far fewer know how to measure the success of these initiatives.

How to Use Questions as a Coaching Tool
How to Use Questions as a Coaching Tool
This 5 min. read saves you up to 16 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 5 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 770 pages and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 919 minutes (about 16 hours). Learn more.
How to Use Questions as a Coaching Tool

Nudge people toward finding their own answers.

How to Give Back
How to Give Back
This 5 min. read saves you up to 71 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (13 books with a total of 3523 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4223 minutes (about 71 hours). Learn more.
How to Give Back

Embrace corporate social responsibility from the inside out.

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READING LISTS

How to Heal from PTSD
How to Heal from PTSD
This 10 min. read saves you up to 42 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (8 books with a total of 2078 pages and 4 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2484 minutes (about 42 hours). Learn more.
How to Heal from PTSD

Both people and organizations experience traumatic events. Here’s how to move past them.

New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty
New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty
This 9 min. read saves you up to 69 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (11 books with a total of 3433 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4111 minutes (about 69 hours). Learn more.
New Digital Tools Change the Way the World Tackles Poverty

Digital transformation is lifting people out of poverty and creating new markets.

The Magic of Beginnings
The Magic of Beginnings
This 10 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 8 getAbstract summaries (6 books with a total of 1140 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1358 minutes (about 23 hours). Learn more.
The Magic of Beginnings

How to start something new, and why you should do it every day.

Do Not Reply to That Nigerian Prince Who “Needs Your Help”
Do Not Reply to That Nigerian Prince Who “Needs Your Help”
This 7 min. read saves you up to 25 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 12 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1216 pages, 4 articles, 3 videos and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1453 minutes (about 25 hours). Learn more.
Do Not Reply to That Nigerian Prince Who “Needs Your Help”

Hack-proof your life and safeguard your work with these simple cybersecurity habits.

Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead
Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead
This 10 min. read saves you up to 104 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 21 getAbstract summaries (18 books with a total of 5200 pages, 2 articles and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 6230 minutes (about 104 hours). Learn more.
Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead

The future waits for no one.

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