• “What Is the Most Enjoyable Version of Lifelong Learning?”
    “What Is the Most Enjoyable Version of Lifelong Learning?”

    Meet Bob, 74, retired telephone man

  • Photo by Ajeet Mestry on Unsplash
    Photo by Ajeet Mestry on Unsplash
    The Art of Retiring (in Time)

    But what if you’re only 26? Even better! Here’s why.

  • Photo by Louis Velazquez on Unsplash
    Photo by Louis Velazquez on Unsplash
    Congress’ Attempt to Curtail Presidential War Making Powers

    The Founding Fathers, 9/11 and a sixty-word blank check.

  • Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash
    Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash
    The Current Iran Crisis Has Been Long in the Making

    And it will remain a hot issue in the foreseeable future. Here is why and what might happen next. 

  • Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash
    Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash
    Books of the Year 2019

    Invisible women, 25 pairs of shoes, and the long-awaited end of unnecessary meetings – here are this year’s reading recommendations from different departments at getAbstract.

  • The Opportunity Atlas
    The Opportunity Atlas
    How to Fix the American Dream

    Five years ago, the economist Raj Chetty proclaimed the end of the American Dream on the basis of the latest data on economic inequality. Now he wants to revive it.

  • Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash
    Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash
    Cutting down the WeWorkforce

    The much-hyped office space company is said to be planning to cut its workforce by a third.

  • “Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”
    Stuart Russell by Mehdi Chebil/Polaris/laif
    This 13 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 320 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 371 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
    “Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”

    Leading computer scientist Stuart Russell on the major breakthroughs towards the first human-level AI, its foreseeable economic and social effects – and the risks of massive pullbacks on the way.

  • To Thrive In Modern Economy, Forget Doing Things the Old Way
    To Thrive In Modern Economy, Forget Doing Things the Old Way

    During his business career, Lars Kolind was group chairman of Grundfos, the world’s largest manufacturer of water pumps. It might sound like a staid business, but this role led Kolind to groundbreaking epiphanies.

  • Readers’ Choice Award 2022: Voting Closed
    Readers’ Choice Award 2022: Voting Closed