Niks free ebook summaries newsletter


Hey! It’s Nik with your weekly dose of 3 awesome book summaries!

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Thank you, now let’s hit the books!

The Courage Habit by Kate Swoboda

1-Sentence-Summary: The Courage Habit helps you unearth your hidden desires for a better life, shows you how fear buried them in the first place, and outlines the path toward overcoming the paralysis that being afraid brings so that you can have everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Top 3 Lessons:

You have permission to explore your deepest desires, and doing so will make you more courageous.
Fear is inevitable, but you will gain confidence by discovering your habitual patterns of succumbing to it.
The stories you tell yourself about why you can’t be and do what you love are holding you back, but you can reframe them to extinguish their influence.

If you want the courage to reach your full potential so you can live the life of your dreams, this book is for you.

Upheaval by Jared Diamond

1-Sentence-Summary: Upheaval enlightens you by telling the stories of seven countries that fell into crises, including how they got there and what they did to get out, and identifies the common threads between all of them.

Top 3 Lessons:

Personal, as well as national crises, need selective change and there are 12 factors to examine to come up with a solution.
Japan and post-war Germany are good examples of how to adapt and solve crises.
The world needs to come together to face the new threats we have today.

If you want to get better at handling personal crises, this book is for you.

The Four Steps To The Epiphany by Steve Blank
1-Sentence-Summary: The Four Steps To The Epiphany shows startups how to plan for and achieve success by giving examples of companies that failed and outlining the path they need to take to flourish.

Top 3 Lessons:

Don’t fall into the trap of treating your startup like you would a big business.
Find your market type first, then base your strategy around it.
Early adopters are more important to consider when designing your product than the mainstream market.
If you want to learn how to make sure your startup succeeds, this book is for you.

That’s all for this week, have a wonderful weekend!

Happy reading,
-Nik

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