The founders of Blinkist (from left): Niklas Jansen, Tobi Balling, and Holger Seim (Not pictured: Sebastian Klein)
by Tom Farrar | Mar 10 2021
Blinkist is an app used by top thinkers around the world –– it provides genuine value for people who love to learn.
As a young man, Abraham Lincoln would stay up for hours every night reading — it played a major role in him becoming a revolutionary, a top thinker, and one of America’s most important presidents. Nowadays, no longer do we need to burn the midnight oil to stay on top of our reading — thanks to the Blinkist app which allows us to get through books like never before. At Blinkist, we gather the key insights from nonfiction books into 15-minute reads and listens.
There are over 4500 titles across 27 unique categories, cementing our app as the go-to destination for big thinkers. Professor, intellectual and founder Sarah Schupp is a big fan of Blinkist. Here’s why she’s a huge advocate of the app: “I use Blinkist when I’m in between meetings and can’t get a giant task done, but at least I can be productive.” – Sarah Schupp, Professor & Founder of UniversityParent.com Even Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, recently stopped by the Blinkist office to get a glimpse of the hype, and to check out how the award-winning startup works.
At the beginning, the Blinkist co-founders all wanted a way to read more books and figured out a way to make that possible. Today, more than 17 million people are expanding their horizons with Blinkist, and the app was named a Global Leader in Learning and Education by The United Nations.
‘Blinkist encourages you to read more nonfiction books. The app contains cleverly written digests — called blinks — where books are broken down into their main arguments.’ – The New York Times More than 17 million people are expanding their horizons with Blinkist, with thousands of knowledge hunters downloading the app everyday. Although ‘intellectual’ is a term that used to just apply to an academic few, since the internet has made information readily available, it’s now come to mean anyone who’s curious about the world around them.
Blinkist makes it easy to access trustworthy ideas from bestselling nonfiction in minutes. So, what exactly is it that top thinkers like about Blinkist?Continue reading… “Meet Blinkist, The App All The Intellectuals Are Using”