THOUGHT LEADER PROFILES

Instant Practical Insights into the Thinking of Important Contemporaries

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Biographies can be found on Wikipedia. What you find here are instant practical insights into the thinking of important contemporaries – with handy references to the summaries of their works at getAbstract, of course.

  • In less than 3 minutes, you'll know who the thought leader is – and why you should know their insights. 
  • In less than 10 minutes, you have a complete overview of the thinker's business-relevant contributions. 

Enjoy the intellectual journey!

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Seth Godin
This 9 min. read saves you up to 24 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 6 getAbstract summaries (6 books with a total of 1161 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1385 minutes (about 24 hours). Learn more.
Seth Godin

On dating your customer, “infecting” marketplaces and becoming a linchpin.

Ryan Holiday
This 8 min. read saves you up to 20 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 5 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 992 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1183 minutes (about 20 hours). Learn more.
Ryan Holiday

On Stoicism as a Self-Help Strategy.

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.

Amy Cuddy
This 7 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 304 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 358 minutes (about 6 hours). Learn more.
Amy Cuddy

On using your body to tame your brain and showing up as your best self.

Gary Vaynerchuk
This 7 min. read saves you up to 32 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (6 books with a total of 1600 pages and one article) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1913 minutes (about 32 hours). Learn more.
Gary Vaynerchuk

On building businesses and living the life of your dreams.

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.

Guy Winch
This 8 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 334 pages and 5 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 393 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
Guy Winch

On emotional first aid and sustained psychological health.

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.”

Angela Duckworth
This 8 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 352 pages, one video and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 415 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
Angela Duckworth

On grit and how best to make long-lasting, positive behavioral changes.

Kelly McGonigal
This 9 min. read saves you up to 54 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 8 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 2673 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3199 minutes (about 54 hours). Learn more.
Kelly McGonigal

A new take on stress, willpower and movement.

Celeste Headlee
This 7 min. read saves you up to 14 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 5 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 701 pages, one video and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 835 minutes (about 14 hours). Learn more.
Celeste Headlee

On the power of conversations to bring people together.

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.

Daniel H. Pink
This 10 min. read saves you up to 82 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 24 getAbstract summaries (17 books with a total of 4068 pages, 3 articles, 3 videos and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4872 minutes (about 82 hours). Learn more.
Daniel H. Pink

On the discrepancies between what science knows and what organizations do.

Susan Cain
This 7 min. read saves you up to 9 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 408 pages and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 483 minutes (about 9 hours). Learn more.
Susan Cain

On the hidden powers of introverts.

Christine Porath
This 5 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 230 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 271 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
Christine Porath

On why being nice pays.

Clayton M. Christensen
This 8 min. read saves you up to 51 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 9 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 2550 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3052 minutes (about 51 hours). Learn more.
Clayton M. Christensen

Innovation, disruption and growth: What we know about them today, we learned from him.

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.

Margaret Heffernan
This 7 min. read saves you up to 24 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1200 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1433 minutes (about 24 hours). Learn more.
Margaret Heffernan

Remembering the essential human during digital transformation.

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.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There are many stories and there are many feminisms.

Brené Brown
Brené Brown

On vulnerability, psychological safety and other leadership skills.

Susan Cain
Susan Cain

On the hidden powers of introverts.

Clayton M. Christensen
Clayton M. Christensen

Innovation, disruption and growth: What we know about them today, we learned from him.

Amy Cuddy
Amy Cuddy

On using your body to tame your brain and showing up as your best self.

Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth

On grit and how best to make long-lasting, positive behavioral changes.

Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck

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

Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss

On facing fears and learning anything.

Seth Godin
Seth Godin

On dating your customer, “infecting” marketplaces and becoming a linchpin.

Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari, photo by Dirk-Jan Visser/laif
Yuval Noah Harari

On facing the future as one humanity.

Celeste Headlee
Celeste Headlee

On the power of conversations to bring people together.

Margaret Heffernan
Margaret Heffernan

Remembering the essential human during digital transformation.

Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday

On Stoicism as a Self-Help Strategy.

Kelly McGonigal
Kelly McGonigal

A new take on stress, willpower and movement.

Christine Porath
Christine Porath

On why being nice pays.

Daniel H. Pink
Daniel H. Pink

On the discrepancies between what science knows and what organizations do.

Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek

On purpose, leadership and empathy.

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk

On building businesses and living the life of your dreams.

Guy Winch
Guy Winch

On emotional first aid and sustained psychological health.