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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Josh Bersin
This 9 min. read saves you up to 41 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 16 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 2030 pages, 7 articles and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2427 minutes (about 41 hours). Learn more.
Josh Bersin

On finding and empowering top talent.

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.

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.

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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.

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.”

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.